Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia gilvipennella

Ectoedemia gilvipennella (Klimesch, 1946)


Egg at upper- or underside (Klimesch, 1046b) or only upper side (van Nieukerken, 1985a), often on or near a vein. The mine is a gradually little widening corridor, strongly contorted and crumpled into a small surface. Frass brown, dispersed, almost filling the corridor.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, trojana.

Van Nieukerken ao (2010a) refer to Q. cerris only.


Univoltine; larvae from late October until late November, in already strongly discoloured leaves.

distribution within Europe

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


Light emerald green; head light yellow; ganglia invisible; no ventral plates.


Stigmella gilvipennella.


Klimesch (1946b), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2005a), Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), Z Laštůvka, A Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1981a).

Last modified 28.xi.2018