Seq # 115100420

Stigmella samiatella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

A species with not so many records in the past, but since the recent quest for leafmining species it seems to be fairly common.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella samiatella
Vernacular names
Bruine eikenmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1910. Observations entomologiques faites au cours de l’année 1910. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 10: 93–95. On page 95. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; during June and again around July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Castanea sativa
Host plant (genera):

The yellowish larva makes a long contorted gallery leafmine on Quercus and Castanea. Egg is laid on the underside of the leaf, usually close to a rib.

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