Seq # 115100175

Stigmella freyella (Heyden, 1858) Species

Last modified: Jan. 9, 2023, 3:25 p.m.

A recent (2018) addition to the Belgian fauna, still very rare and local.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella freyella
Vernacular names
Windemineermot (NL), Winden-Zwergminierfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2019. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2018 — Phegea 47(2): 53–63. On page 59. view page




The mine is a long slender contorted gallery in which the black frass is in a central line from start to finish. Several mines per leaf is not exceptional.

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Mines can be found from June to July and again from August to November.

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Flight periods

This species has two generations a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Convolvulus arvensis, Calystegia soldanella and Calystegia sepium

Mines can be found on Convolvulus arvensis and on Calystegia species.

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