Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Incurvaria vetulella

Incurvaria vetulella (Zetterstedt, 1839)

on Vaccinium


Oviposition by way of an ovipositor, no egg visible therefore. The larva makes a small blotch. Already after its first moult the larva makes an oval excision. Sandwiched herein it drops to the ground and continues feeding of dead leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Vaccinium myrtillus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Mountain species.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera Bayern (2011a), Burmann (1943b), Junnilainen, Buchner, Kaitila & Mutanen (2019a), Kovács & Kovács (2000a), Kurz (2016a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2017a).

Last modified 27.x.2019