Seq # 115010030

Stigmella alnetella (Stainton, 1856) Species

Last modified: Jan. 14, 2020, 8:50 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Subfamily: Nepticulinae > Tribus: Nepticulini > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella alnetella
Vernacular names
Zwartkraagelzenmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1862c. Notes sur quelques lépidoptères observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 6: 170–176. On page 175.




The monophagous larva makes a leafmine, usually starting close to a lateral rib. It's a slender winding gallery with narrow linear black frass leaving clear margins from beginning till the end.

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Pupation in a pale brown cocoon.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations; May and June and again during August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alnus glutinosa

Especially on Alnus species. Occasionally also on Betula.

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