Seq # 115100250

Stigmella magdalenae (Klimesch, 1950) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 5:32 p.m.

First observation for Belgium was during 2009 in LX. Nowadays it is still a rare species in our country.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella magdalenae
Vernacular names
Grijze lijsterbesmineermot (NL), Northern Rowan Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Baugnée J.-Y. & van As B. 2012. Stigmella magdalenae (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), new to the Belgian fauna. — Phegea 40(1b): 22–24. On page 22. view page




The larva is green.

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The larva makes a short slender gallery that is generally confined to a small area of the leaf. The frass is linear throughout.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, mainly during May and June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Amelanchier ovalis, Malus sylvestris, Sorbus aucuparia, Sorbus torminalis, Amelanchier spicata and Cotoneaster integerrimus

The larva makes a leafmine on Rosaceae like: Amelanchier, Cotoneaster, Malus, Sorbus etc...

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