Seq # 135010010

Incurvaria koerneriella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: April 29, 2021, 3:27 p.m.

A very local and rare species in Belgium. Is sometimes easily confused with Lampronia fuscatella.


Family: Incurvariidae > Genus: Incurvaria > Species: Incurvaria koerneriella
Vernacular names
Beukenbladsnijdermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 111. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


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Flight periods

The adults fly from April till the end of May.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Fagus and Tilia
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on Fagus sylvatica, sometimes on Quercus or Tilia.

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The young larva makes a circular blotch mine in the leaves of Fagus sylvatica, sometimes on Quercus or Tilia. Then it falls to the ground in a case cut from the blotch. This case is subsequently replaced by bigger ones as the larva grows. The caterpillar then eats dead leaves. It hibernates fully-fed in that case. Pupation in the case amongst leaf-litter.
The moths are active during the day.

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