Stigmella lonicerarum

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Stigmella lonicerarum
Stigmella lonicerarum.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. lonicerarum
Binomial name
Stigmella lonicerarum
(Frey, 1856)
Synonyms
  • Nepticula lonicerarum Frey, 1856

Stigmella lonicerarum is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found from Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy and Bulgaria, and from France to Russia.

Mined honesuckle leaf
Larva

The wingspan is 4–5 mm.

The larvae feed on Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera nigra and Lonicera xylosteum. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a long, narrow corridor, which follows the leaf margin at first. The frass is concentrated in a narrow central line.

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