Seq # 115100120

Stigmella centifoliella (Zeller, 1848) Species

Last modified: Oct. 8, 2023, 11:51 a.m.

A not-so-common species in Belgium, but probably much more widespread, difficult to study because of the similarity of the mines of Stigmella anomalella.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella centifoliella
Vernacular names
Gelijnde rozenmineermot (NL), Narrow-barred Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1900. Assemblée mensuelle du 2 juin 1900. Note. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 44: 240. On page 240 (as Nepticula centifoliella Z.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The mine is a long sinous gallery that gradually widens. The black frass is in a central line throughout. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the mine from that of Stigmella anomalella.

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Pupation takes place in a red-brown cocoon spun at the base of a leaf-stalk or on a leaf of the foodplant.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Rosa and Sanguisorba

Mines are found on different species of Rosa but also on Sanguisorba.

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