Seq # 115100270

Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854) Species

Last modified: Oct. 9, 2023, 8:54 a.m.

A common species in Belgium.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella microtheriella
Vernacular names
Slanke mineermot, Maagdelijke mineermot (NL), Nut-tree Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 138 (as Nepticula microtheriella. Staint.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The mine differs a little bit on both food plants; in Carpinus the mine has a strong tendency to follow the veins, frass is a little bit diffuser and in generall it's shorter and a little bit wider. In Corylus the mine hasn't a strong tendency to follow the veins, it's longer and frass is narrow linear.


It pupates in a cocoon spun on detritus.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana and Carpinus betulus

The larva makes a leafmine on Carpinus betulus and Corylus avellana.

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