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


Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Stigmella mespilicola Mine


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Stigmella mespilicola (Frey,, 1856)


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.