Rhopobota myrtillana (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)

bilberry bell


Tiny full depth blotch or broad corridor, practically without frass. The larvae soon leave their mines, and continue feeding at first in a web, later among spun leaves.


Ericaceae, monophagous

Vaccinium, myrtillus, uliginosum, vitis-idaea.

Mainly on V. uliginosum (Hering, 1957a).


older larvae (between spun leaves) observed in June and October (Swatschek).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recprded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Macedonia, and from Ireland to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


dirty yellowish green; head yellowish green, with two pairs of lateral spots. Prothoracal and anal shield yellowish green, prothoracal shield with a sharp black dot (Swatschek).


Griselda, Steganoptycha vacciniana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846).


Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Vos (2017a), Wegner (2010a).

mod 17.ii.2018