Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia cerris

Ectoedemia cerris (Zimmermann, 1944)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae


Egg at the upperside of the leaf, on or near a vein. The mine begins as a narrow corridor, often running in the direction of the leaf margin, either along a vein, or free, and then contorted; frass here in an interrupted central line. The corridor abruptly widens into a large blotch, where the frass is concentrated in the oldest part.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, libani.


Univoltine; larvae from late September till late October (van Nieukerken, 1985a).

distribution within Europe

From Czechia and Slovakia to Italy and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Whitish, head dark; ventral plates black, conspicuous.


Stigmella cerris.


Hering (1957a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), A & Z Laštuvka, 1997a, 2005a), Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a), Sefrová (2005a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1978a, 1081a).


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