Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia aegilopidella

Ectoedemia aegilopidella (Klimesch, 1978)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Ectoedemia aegilopidella mine

Quercus macrolepis, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)


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.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis.


Occupied mines were found in September.

distribution within Europe

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


Emerald green, head capsule brown; no ventral plates.


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


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