4.076 .... B&F 0020
Etainia decentella (Herrich & Schäffer, 1855)
Status .....Local across the UK, but there is probably an element of under recording. First recorded in Nottinghamshire from Newstead Abbey back in 1992 (Cooper, K.), this is one of the most distinctive of all the Ectodemias to identify visually as an adult. The one illustrated, was attracted to MV light (currently our only record). The larvae mine the samara and seeds of Sycamore.
Adult photographed at Market Warsop September 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Etainia decentella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Steven Chick. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

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Updated September 2022

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