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Stigmella aeneofasciella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) Species

Last modified: Oct. 2, 2023, 12:42 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, hitherto only known from the southern part of the country.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella aeneofasciella
Vernacular names
Messingbandmineermot (NL), Brassy Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1860. Lépidoptères nouvellement découverts en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 113–115. On page 115 (as Nepticula Aeneofasciella. Frey.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The initial gallery is long and very narrow with a thin black central frassline. Further on the mine widens into a elongated blotch where the black frass is scattered.

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The cocoon is pale brown.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing in May and again in August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Potentilla anserina, Potentilla erecta, Potentilla reptans, Fragaria vesca and Agrimonia eupatoria
Host plant (genera):
Agrimonia, Potentilla and Fragaria

The larvae mines the leaves of: Potentilla, Fragaria and Agrimonia.

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