Stigmella microtheriella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NEPTICULIDAE

Las Descargues, 2 June 2012
Stigmella microtheriella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854)

Wingspan: 3-4mm

A bivoltine species with adults flying in May and early June and August into early September. The species occasionally come to light but have almost certainly been overlooked in the past with adult recorded for the first time in 2012 from mv lights at Las Descargues. Mines are found on Corylus throughout the area.

Larvae feed in a mine on Corylus avellana andCarpinus betulus in June and July and again in October and November.

 

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