Seq # 220020010

Prays fraxinella (Bjerkander, 1784) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


Recorded from nearly all provinces in Belgium, but never common.


Details

Classification
Family: Praydidae > Genus: Prays > Species: Prays fraxinella
Vernacular names
Essenmot (NL)
Synonyms
Prays curtisella (Donovan, 1793) and Prays coenobitella (Hübner, 1813)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 23.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Mine

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Cocoon/pupa


Bionomics

The larva when young makes a mine in the leaf of the host plant. It hibernates in the bark just below a bud, and in spring it continues feeding within a shoot or in a lightly spun shoot, often causing it to droop or showing distorted growth. Pupation in a netted cocoon.


Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; onwards from mid May till July and again from late August till late September. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Fraxinus

Leaves and shoots of Fraxinus excelsior.

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