Seq # 180010050

Bucculatrix cidarella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: Sept. 6, 2023, 5:22 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Bucculatricidae > Genus: Bucculatrix > Species: Bucculatrix cidarella
Vernacular names
Elzenooglapmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 140. view page




The young larva mines in a short and narrow gallery. Later, it feeds externally on the leaf, creating small feeding windows. Pupation in a yellow-brown, ribbed cocoon, darkening with age. The adults are active in the evening.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from mid May till August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alnus glutinosa and Myrica gale

The young larva mines the leaf of Alnus glutinosa, very rare on Myrica gale.

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