Seq # 115010425

Stigmella sorbi (Stainton, 1861) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Uncommon and scattered in Belgium where the food plants occurs.


Family: Nepticulidae > Subfamily: Nepticulinae > Tribus: Nepticulini > Genus: Stigmella > Species: Stigmella sorbi
Vernacular names
Lijsterbesblaasmijnmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Wullaert S. 2012c. Stigmella sorbi (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), new to the Belgian fauna. — Phegea 40(): 92–94. On page 92. view page




Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in May and earlu June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sorbus aucuparia and Sorbus americana

The pale green larva makes a narrow gallery which becomes a large blotch with scattered frass on Sorbus aucuparia, Amelanchier, Cotoneaster and Malus. Eggs are laid on the underside of a leaf. Pupates in a brown cocoon.

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