Seq # 180010040

Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805) Species

Last modified: Sept. 14, 2023, 1:04 p.m.

A fairly common species in Belgium.


Family: Bucculatricidae > Genus: Bucculatrix > Species: Bucculatrix bechsteinella
Vernacular names
Meidoornooglapmot (NL), Weißdorn-Zwergwickler (DE)
Bucculatrix crataegi Zeller, 1839
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1901. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères de la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 45: 100–104. On page 101.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The young larva mines the leaf of: Crataegus, Malus, Pyrus or Sorbus, generally beside a vein. Later, it feeds externally, mainly on the upperside of the leaf.
Pupation in a white, ribbed cocoon on detritus.
The adults fly in the evening and later come occasionally to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from mid May till mid August, most common in the second half of May.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Crataegus, Pyrus, Sorbus and Malus

The young larva mines the leaf of several trees: Crataegus, Malus, Pyrus or Sorbus.

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