Leucoptera aceris

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Leucoptera aceris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lyonetiidae
Genus: Leucoptera
Species: L. aceris
Binomial name
Leucoptera aceris
(Fuchs, 1903)
  • Cemiostoma aceris Fuchs, 1903

Leucoptera aceris is a moth in the family Lyonetiidae. It is found from Latvia to the Pyrenees, Alps and Bulgaria. It has also been recorded from Portugal.[1]

The larvae feed on Acer campestre, Acer monspessulanum and Acer platanoides. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a small, upper-surface blotch with frass concentrated in a central spot. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.[2]


  1. ^ "Leucoptera aceris (Fuchs, 1903)". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leucoptera aceris (Fuchs, 1903)". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved September 22, 2010.