Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epinotia abbreviana

Epinotia abbreviana (Fabricius, 1794)

brown elm bell

on Ulmus

cf Epinotia abbrevina: feeding damage on Ulmus glabra

Ulmus glabra, Doorn, Vossensteinse Steeg, 10.ix.2020 © Ben van As: this type of feeding damage, caused by an insect that has tunneled through an unopened bud, when on elm, is an indication for E. abbreviana.


Larvae at the buds and among the spun leaves.

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus glabra, minor.

Rarely found also on Acer campestre (Sapindaceae).



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Einotia, Steganoptycha, trimaculana (Donovan, 1806).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Dang (1993a), Disqué (1905a), Gros (2016a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 10.xii.2021