Seq # 180010070

Bucculatrix demaryella (Duponchel, 1840) Species

Last modified: Feb. 26, 2021, 11:48 a.m.

A fairly common species in Belgium, more observed in the northern part of the country.


Family: Bucculatricidae > Genus: Bucculatrix > Species: Bucculatrix demaryella
Vernacular names
Berkenooglapmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1905. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères de la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 49: 100–107. On page 107. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Initialy the mine is a narrow gallery, often contorted and later following a vein, the final chamber is often turned away at right angles, the frass fills the gallery.
Later the larva eats out windows from either side, leaving the veinlets.
Pupates in a greyish ochreous cocoon spun amongst debris. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: during May and early June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Castanea sativa and Corylus avellana
Host plant (genera):

The larva mines the leaf of Betula, Corylus avellana and Castanea sativa.

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