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Ectoedemia albifasciella (von Heinemann, 1871) Species

Last modified: Oct. 27, 2023, 9:41 a.m.

A common species in Belgium, recorded from all provinces.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia albifasciella
Vernacular names
Gewone eikenblaasmijnmot (NL), White-banded Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Dufrane A. 1943. Microlépidoptères de la faune belge, (3e note). — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 19(31): 1–8. On page 8.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The egg is laid on the upperside of Quercus near a vein.

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The larva makes a slender gallery with linear or broken frass leaving clear margins, following the midrib or a vein (usually outwards towards the leaf margin), turns back and becoming abruptly a rectangular blotch with the frass usually gathered along the side of the blotch resting on the rib or in the corner where the larva has turned back. Often several mines on the same leaf.

See also


Pupates outside the mine.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Castanea sativa
Host plant (genera):

The larvae feeds mainly on Quercus but sometimes they also can be found on Castanea sativa.

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