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

NEPTICULIDAE

Las Descargues, 19 August 2011
Stigmella suberivora Mine

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© Robin Howard/Mike Hall

Stigmella suberivora (Stainton, 1869)

Wingspan: 5-6.5mm

A bivoltine species with adults flying in May and again in September. Adults are yet to be recorded at Las Descargues although the mines are found. A woodland, scrub and hedgerow species.

Eggs are laid on the upperside of Quercus ilex. Larvae form a broad gallery with a central line of frass, feeding takes place in mid-summer and again from November through to spring.

 

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