Seq # 115100490

Stigmella ulmivora (Fologne, 1860) Species

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2020, 7:51 a.m.

A not so common species in Belgium. Populations have declined because of the Dutch elm disease.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella ulmivora
Vernacular names
Iepenmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 110. view page




The bluish green larva makes a leafmine on Ulmus. Egg is laid on the underside of a leaf, generally close to a rib. Pupation in a brown to reddish brown cocoon among leaf litter.

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Flight periods

The adults fly normally in one generation a year with adults emerging over a long period. They fly mainly in June.

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The larva makes a leafmine on Ulmus.

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