Seq # 115020070

Ectoedemia hannoverella (Glitz, 1872) Species

Last modified: March 29, 2024, 3:49 p.m.

Used to be a rare and fragmented species in Belgium but nowadays fairly common throughout the country.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia hannoverella
Vernacular names
Populierenbladsteelmineermot (NL), New Poplar Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Dufrane A. 1942. Microlépidoptères de la faune belge, (1re note). — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 18(5): 1–12. On page 12 (as Nepticula hannoverella Glitz.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Light yellow.

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The larva starts mining the petiole and forms an elongated blotch in the base of the leaf usually between the leaf margin and the first big lateral vein. The black frass is deposited on either side of the mine in two black lines.

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Pupates outside the mine in a reddish brown to dark brown cocoon on the ground.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generations a year during May and June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Populus nigra and Populus × canadensis

The larva lives on Populus nigra and Populus x canadensis.

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