Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia preisseckeri

Ectoedemia preisseckeri (Klimesch, 1941)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Ectoedemia preisseckeri mine

Ulmus, Oostenrijk, Donau bank; from Klimesch (1941b).


Egg on upperside or underside of a vein. The mine is a narrow, contorted corridor with a broad, but often en long interrupted frass line, which abruptly widens into an oval blotch that often partly obliterates the initial corridor. Frass in the blotch black, concentrated in the basal part and along the sides.


Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus “campestris”, laevis.


Larvae in September – October (van Nieukerken, 1985a).

distribution within Europe

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


Colourless, head dark brown; ventral plates present; Klimesch (1941b) gives a detailed descrption of the larva.


Nepticula, Stigmella preisseckeri.


Beiger (1979a, 1980a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1941b), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2005), Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a), Z Laštůvka, A Laštůvka, Liška, Marek, Skyva & Vávra (1992a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a).


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