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Stigmella kazakhstanica

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nepticulidae
Scientific name  Stigmella kazakhstanica
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Stigmella
Rank  Species

Stigmella kazakhstanica is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in Astrakhan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

The thorax, forewings and hindwings are uniform greyish brown.

The larvae feed on Ulmus species, including Ulmus carpinifolia. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a contorted gallery. In the beginning, completely filled with brownish frass. The mine gradually widens. Larvae can be found in June and August.

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Stigmella kazakhstanica Wikipedia


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