Seq # 180010110

Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: July 28, 2022, 7 p.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Bucculatricidae > Genus: Bucculatrix > Species: Bucculatrix nigricomella
Vernacular names
Margrietooglapmot (NL)
Bucculatrix aurimaculella (Stainton, 1849)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 154.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The young larva mines the leaf of Leucanthemum vulgare in a long gallery, sometimes changing to another leaf. Later, it feeds externally on the underside of the leaf.
Pupation in a white, ribbed cocoon on a leaf or the adjacent herbage.
The adults are active in the evening.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from early May till June and in July/August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Leucanthemum vulgare

The young larva mines the leaf of Leucanthemum vulgare.

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