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Ectoedemia (Ectoedemia) albifasciella (Heinemann, 1871)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula albifasciella Heinemann, 1871
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Nepticula subapicella Stainton, 1886


The species has been recorded from most European countries. It is unknown only from the north-eastern regions, the western Balkans and the large Mediterranean islands. Kurz & Kurz (2010) document its vertical distribution from near sea-level to 800 m a.s.l.


The species is regularly found at sunny edges of decidous forests and along riversides (Kurz & Kurz 2010).

Stages in development:

Mine on Quercus robur: Salzburg, Flachgau, Kasern, 1988.10.25, leg. et coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

The larvae produce blotch-like mines in the leaves of deciduous oaks, in central Europe preferably Quercus robur. They can be found from Mid August till early Oktober (Kurz & Kurz 2010).

Worth knowing:


Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2010. Nepticulidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 2.2., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 29 October 2010].
Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2010. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 09 November 2010].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.11.09
Kurz Michael: 2015.12.02
not reviewed