Norway Maple seed miner

Norway Maple seed miner

Observation - Norway Maple seed miner. Description: A mining micro-moth caterpillar with a track through the key of a Norway Maple samara leading to the seed itself. A species said to be restricted to SE England, but perhaps expanding its range. Mined seeds drop prematurely and can be found under the tre

A mining micro-moth caterpillar with a track through the key of a Norway Maple samara leading to the seed itself. A species said to be restricted to SE England, but perhaps expanding its range. Mined seeds drop prematurely and can be found under the trees.