Seq # 115010110

Stigmella catharticella (Stainton, 1853) Species

Last modified: Jan. 6, 2020, 1:47 p.m.

A rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Subfamily: Nepticulinae > Tribus: Nepticulini > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella catharticella
Vernacular names
Wegedoornmineermot (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 initial gallery is relatively straight, usually following a margin. Suddenly it broadens up and making a serie of "S" turns. The greenish frass is allmost completely filling the gallery. Here and there it's coiled.

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Pupation in a yellowish cocoon spun on detritus.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations: May-June, and July-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Rhamnus cathartica

The monophagous larva mines the leaves of Rhamnus cathartica.

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