Stigmella anomalella

Stigmella anomalella
Stigmella anomalella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. anomalella
Binomial name
Stigmella anomalella
(Goeze, 1783)
  • Phalaena anomalella Goeze, 1783
  • Nepticula aeneella Heinemann, 1862
  • Stigmella caulescentella Klimesch, 1946
  • Nepticula fletcheri Tutt, 1899
  • Nepticula helbigi Hartig, 1941
  • Nepticula laticuniculella Sauber, 1904
  • Tinea penicilla Thunberg, 1794
  • Nepticula rosarum Sorhagen, 1922
  • Stigmella rosella Schrank, 1802
  • Stigmella rubicurrens Walsingham, 1908
  • Nepticula zermattensis Weber, 1937

The Rose Leaf Miner (Stigmella anomalella) is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in all of Europe, east to the eastern part of the Palearctic ecozone.

Stigmella anomalella mine

The wingspan is 5–6 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August. There are two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Potentilla caulescens, Rosa arkansana, Rosa canina, Rosa centifolia, Rosa glauca, Rosa pendulina, Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa rugosa, Rosa tomentosa, Rosa wichuriana, Sanguisorba minor and Sanguisorba officinalis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a clear corridor, often with a hairpin turn. The section before the turn often follows the leaf margin. The first section of the mine is entirely filled with frass. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.

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