Seq # 115050020

Fomoria weaveri (Stainton, 1855) Species

Last modified: Feb. 19, 2021, 12:22 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, probably overlooked.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Fomoria > Species: Fomoria weaveri
Vernacular names
Vossenbesmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1952c. Notes sur les Microlépidoptères de Belgique. IV. Quelques espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge ou peu connues. — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 28(68): 1–8. On page 8. view page




Egg on underside of the leaf.

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The mine starts as a long gallery allmost completely filled with black frass, abruptly it changes to a large round blotch with black frass concentrated in the middle of the mine.

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It pupates in a orange to pale yellow cocoon inside the mine.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one extended generation a year: from late April until August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The larve feeds on Vaccinium vitis-idaea.

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