Stigmella basiguttella

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Stigmella basiguttella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. basiguttella
Binomial name
Stigmella basiguttella
(Heinemann, 1862)
  • Nepticula basiguttella Heinemann, 1862
  • Stigmella cerricolella Klimesch, 1946

Stigmella basiguttella is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in all of Europe, except Ireland and Iceland.[1] It is also found in south-west Asia up to northern Iran. It has recently been recorded from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tunisia.

The wingspan is 4.5–6 millimetres (0.18–0.24 in). Adults are on wing from May to June and from July to September.

The larvae feed on Castanea sativa, Quercus castaneifolia, Quercus cerris, Quercus frainetto, Quercus macrolepis, Quercus petraea, Quercus pubescens, Quercus pyrenaica, Quercus robur and Quercus rubra. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a long, slowly widening, slender corridor. Frass completely fills the corridor.[2]


  1. ^ ""Stigmella basiguttella (Heinemann, 1862)". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stigmella basiguttella (Heinemann, 1862)". Retrieved March 24, 2010. 

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