Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Nepticulids were not well studied and only 21 species listed.
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that comes to light from May till September. The larvae feed on Acer pseudoplanatus seeds or flower and leaf buds. The larvae are thought to hibernate. They pupate in a cocoon on the tree.
Identification:E. decentella has a black head tuft and collar and white scape and thorax. The dark wing is broadly white or cream marked, at the base, a broad fascia at one third meeting the basal mark on the dorsum and a pair of opposing marks on the costa and tornus. More Info Depending on the time of year the larvae feed either by eating out the centre of leaf or flower buds, causing them to fall, else feeding on the seeds after a narrow gallery mine to reach it.
Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2001. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats