Stigmella apicialbella

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Stigmella apicialbella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. apicialbella
Binomial name
Stigmella apicialbella
(Chambers, 1873)
Synonyms
  • Nepticula apicialbella Chambers, 1873
  • Nepticula leucostigma Braun, 1912

Stigmella apicialbella is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in Kentucky and Ohio of the United States.

Mine

The wingspan is 3.6-4.8 mm. Late instar larvae can be found in mid-June, late July, August and September. Adults have been collected from late April to mid-May and early July through to August. There are three generations per year.

The larvae feed on Ulmus fulva, Ulmus americana and Ulmus thomasii. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is long and linear and located on the upper surface. It increases gradually in width. The colour is pale brown with a conspicuous dark line of frass deposited centrally.

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