Ectoedemia aegilopidella (Klimesch, 1978)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Ectoedemia aegilopidella mine

Quercus macrolepis, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

Oviposition at the upper surface of the leaf. The mine is a very densely contorted corridor that widens quickly. The black frass lies in a broad band. In shadow leaves the mine ends in a secondary blotch, and the frass leaves broad transparant seams at either side. In the thicker leaves that are sun-exposed the mine is much shorter and more compact, and the frass completely fills the corridor.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis.

phenology

Occupied mines were found in September.

distribution within Europe

Greece (mainland, Rhodes) (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Emerald green, head capsule brown; no ventral plates.

references

Klimesch (1978b), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a).

10/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017