Seq # 115020090

Ectoedemia intimella (Zeller, 1848) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 4:58 p.m.

A common species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia intimella
Vernacular names
Wilgennerfmineermot (NL), Black-spot Sallow Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1907a. Observations sur quelques larves de microlépidoptères des environs de Bruxelles. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 7: 11–12. On page 12. view page




Egg on upperside of the leaf close to the midrib.

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The mine starts in the midrib or a large vein, further the caterpillar makes a blotch at one side of the vein. The frass is usually deposited in two lines at both sides of the mine.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix caprea, Salix cinerea, Salix pentandra and Salix fragilis
Host plant (genera):

The caterpillar feeds on different species of Salix.

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