Phyllonorycter schreberella (Fabricius, 1781)

small elm midget

Phyllonorycter schreberella: mine on Ulmus spec.

Ulmus spec., Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman

Phyllonorycter schreberella: mine on Ulmus spec.

detail of the underside

Phyllonorycter schreberella mines

Ulmus minor, Susteren

Phyllonorycter schreberella mines

same mines, detail

Phyllonorycter schreberella cocoon

Ulmus minor, Veessen: cocoon in the mine


Short, roundish to oval, somewhat inflated, lower surface tentiform mine, often crossing a lateral vein. Epidermis with several length folds. Dark brown pupa in a tough, greenish cocoon; the cocoon lies free in the mine, and its wall is not encrusted with frass.


Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus glabra, laevis, minor, pumila.

Also mentioned from Carpinus betulus by Stolnicu (2007a); this needs further confirmation.


Larvae in July and September – October (Emmet ao, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Most of Europe; not in northern Europe, Ireland, and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).




Lithocolletis schreberella.


Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Deutschmann (2008a), Drăghia (1972a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hellers (2017a), Hering (1930e, 1932g, 1957a), Jaworski (2009a), Kasy (1983a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), A & Z Laštůvka (2014a), Lhomme (1934d), Michna (1975a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Stammer (2016a), Stolnicu (2007a, 2008a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Tourlan (1980a), Ureche (2010a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a), Zoerner (1969a).

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