Seq # 115100140

Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856) Species

Last modified: March 28, 2024, 11:58 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella continuella
Vernacular names
Groene berkenmineermot (NL), Double-barred Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1907a. Observations sur quelques larves de microlépidoptères des environs de Bruxelles. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 7: 11–12. On page 12 (as Nepticula continuella. Stt.). view page




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Specimens in nature

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The initial gallery is slender and usually contorted, killing the uneaten tissues which turns brown. (this may be absent in exceptional cases where the egg is laid well away from veins) Later the mine follows a tortuous course, except when following a vein. The green frass (in fresh mines) is laid in arches and extends almost from edge to edge.

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The egg is deposited on the underside of a leaf.

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Flight periods

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

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The monophagous larva makes a leafmine on Betula.

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