Seq # 115020160

Ectoedemia turbidella (Zeller, 1848) Species

Last modified: Oct. 27, 2023, 2:39 p.m.

A rather rare species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Ectoedemia > Species: Ectoedemia turbidella
Vernacular names
Abelenbladsteelmineermot (NL), Grey-poplar 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 33 (as Ectoedemia (Ectoedemia) turbidella (Zeller, 1848)). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The egg is deposited on the side of the petiole.

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The mine starts inside the petiole which causes it to swell. Further on the caterpillar makes an elongated blotch at the base of the leaf. Mostly between the first lateral vein and the leaf margin. The frass lays in two lines on either side of the mine.

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The cocoon is reddish brown to black.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing in May and June.

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Host plant (species):
Populus canescens and Populus alba

Mines of this species are found on Populus alba and P. x canescens.

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