Seq # 190180010

Zelleria hepariella Stainton, 1849 Species

Last modified: Feb. 28, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Zelleria > Species: Zelleria hepariella
Vernacular names
Essenmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Peeters A. 2013a. Zelleria hepariella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), nieuw voor de Belgische fauna. — Phegea 41(1): 23. On page 23. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a thick silken web among spun leaf-tips, sometimes several larvae in each spinning. It pupates in a dense white cocoon attached on a leaf.
The adult moths hibernate in dense cover.They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation;a year from July to August and again after hibernation till late April.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fraxinus excelsior

The larva lives on Fraxinus excelsior.

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