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Stigmella centifoliella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nepticulidae
Scientific name  Stigmella centifoliella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Stigmella
Rank  Species
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Similar  Stigmella alnetella, Stigmella ruficapitella, Stigmella betulicola, Stigmella lemniscella, Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella centifoliella is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found from Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Albania and Greece, and from Great Britain to Ukraine. It is also present in North Africa.

The wingspan is 4–6 mm. Adults are on wing from July to October.

The larvae feed on Rosa acicularis, Rosa × bifera, Rosa canina, Rosa centifolia, Rosa glauca, Rosa 'Hybrida', Rosa jundzillii, Rosa majalis, Rosa multiflora, Rosa pendulina, Rosa phoenicea, Rosa pimpinellifolia, Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa soulieana, Rosa tomentosa, Rosa wichuriana, Sanguisorba hybrida, Sanguisorba minor and Sanguisorba officinalis. Larvae have also been reared from Alchemilla species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a long sinuous gallery, often with a hairpin turn. The frass in the first part of the corridor is concentrated in a central line, leaving a clear zone at either side.


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