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

NEPTICULIDAE

Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Stigmella mespilicola Mine

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© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Stigmella mespilicola (Frey,, 1856)

Wingspan:

No adult has been recorded at Las Descargues but mines have been recorded on Sorbus spp.

Larvae feed on Amelanchier spp., Cotoneaster spp. and Sorbus producing a full depth mine that eventually widens to form an elongated blotch. Pupation takes place away from the mine.

 

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