Seq # 115250020

Zimmermannia longicaudella (Klimesch, 1953) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 6:13 p.m.

Bark mines on Oak (Quercus) are found on a very regular basis but these are indistinguishable from those of Zimmermannia atrifrontella.
Status is insufficiently known but probably underrecorded in our country.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Zimmermannia > Species: Zimmermannia longicaudella
Vernacular names
Bruine eikenbastmineermot (NL), New Oak-bark Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
van Nieukerken E. J. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the Western Palaearctic species of the subgenus Zimmermannia Hering and Ectoedemia Busck s. str. (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae), with notes on their phylogeny. — Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 128: 1–164. On page 22. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The larva makes a contorted gallery in the smooth bark of branches.

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The caterpillar probably has a two year cycle.

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Flight periods

Adults fly in June and August, in southern Europa earlier from May till early August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Quercus robur

Mostly on Quercus robur but probably also on other Quercus species.

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