Seq # 115020010

Ectoedemia agrimoniae (Frey, 1858) Species

Last modified: Feb. 19, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, only known from the southern provinces.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia agrimoniae
Vernacular names
Agrimonieblaasmijnmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1998. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. — Studiedocumenten Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen 92: 1–236. On page 21.




The egg is laid on the upperside of Agrimonia or Aremonia.

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Initially the larva makes a slender strongly contorted gallery with interrupted linear frass leaving distinct clear margins, later the gallery broadens and finally ends in a irregular blotch which often absorbs the earlier gallery. Often several mines on the same leaf.

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The pale violet to blackish cocoon is spun inside the mine. Therefore it is very visible when holding the leaf against the light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during June.

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Host plant (genera):

In Belgium Ectoedemia agrimoniae feeds on Agrimonia. In southeast Europe also on Aremonia agrimonoides.

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