Seq # 115010100

Stigmella carpinella (Heinemann, 1862) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Subfamily: Nepticulinae > Tribus: Nepticulini > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella carpinella
Vernacular names
Haagbeukmineermot (NL)
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.




On the underside of the leaf, usually in an angel against the midrib.

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The mine is an irregular gallery that is shorter and broader than the mine of Stigmella microtheriella. In the first part of the mine the frass fills the gallery allmost completely, further on it's less densly scattered leaving clear margins.

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The cocoon is white to pale yellow.

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Flight periods

Adults are on the wing in May and again in July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carpinus betulus

Monophage on Carpinus betulus.

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