Seq # 115100040

Stigmella anomalella (Goeze, 1783) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 5:13 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium, but sometimes confused with the mines of Stigmella centifoliella.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella anomalella
Vernacular names
Bruine rozenmineermot (NL), Rose Leaf-miner (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 152. view page




The mine is a long, and gradually widening gallery. The initial gallery is completely filled with frass. Later on the frass pattern can change abruptly from a thick central line into coiled frass, allways leaving clear margins.

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It makes a red to red brown cocoon.

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It pupates in the cocoon, generally spun on the surface of a leaf or a leaf-stalk.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: during May and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Rosa pimpinellifolia
Host plant (genera):
Rosa and Sanguisorba

The larva makes a leafmine on Rosa and sometimes also on Sanguisorba.

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