Seq # 115100350

Stigmella prunetorum (Stainton, 1855) Species

Last modified: Feb. 19, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium where the food plants occurs.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella prunetorum
Vernacular names
Spiraalmineermot (NL)
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 139. view page




The larva mines the leaves of different species of the food plant.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: May-June, and July-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa, Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus

The larva lives on: Prunus: Prunus domestica and P. spinosa are the main food plants.

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