Seq # 115020080

Ectoedemia heringi (Toll, 1934) Species

Last modified: April 8, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia heringi
Vernacular names
Oostelijke eikenblaasmijnmot (NL), Herings Zwergminierfalter (DE)
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 mine starts as a smal gallery following a vein. Suddenly it changes into a blotch or irregular wide gallery in which the black frass is packed up in the transition from gallery to blotch. The mine is situated usually between midrib and lateral vein.

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The cocoon is pale to reddish brown.

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Egg on the upper side close to a vein.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Quercus petraea, Quercus robur, Quercus rubra, Quercus pubescens and Castanea sativa
Host plant (genera):

The larva mines in a leaf of Quercus and rarely also on Castanea sativa.

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