Ectoedemia heckfordi van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka, 2010

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

mine

Egg at the underside, against a vein or the leaf margin. The mine begins as a short, highly contorted corridor, crammed in a small space, that abruptly widens into an elongate blotch. The corridor is almost completely filled with frass; in the blotch the frass lies in two stripes along the sides. Pupation external.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea.

Vacated mines, probably of the same species, have been found on Q. robur.

phenology

Larvae from the beginning of August to early September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Southern England (Devon).

larva

Green

notes

Most mines on seedling or saplings, also on low branches, always in the shade.

references

van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a).

20.i.2010

pub 10.ii.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017