Stigmella dryadella

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Stigmella dryadella
Stigmella dryadella-Salzburg, Pongau, Kleinarl, Viehhofalm-E-MK-6-1883b.jpg
Stigmella dryadella mine Austria
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S. dryadella
Binomial name
Stigmella dryadella
(O. Hofmann, 1868)
Synonyms
  • Nepticula dryadella O. Hofmann, 1868

Stigmella dryadella is a moth of the family Nepticulidae. It is found from Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania.

The wingspan is 4.5-5.5 mm.

The larvae feed on Dryas octopetala. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a narrow corridor, descending towards the base of the leaf while following the leaf margin. Later, the corridor reverses its direction, and widens into a blotch that may occupy half of the leaf. The frass is concentrated in the corridor as a broad central ribbon and is broadly scattered in the blotch.

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