Stigmella pyri

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Stigmella pyri
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. pyri
Binomial name
Stigmella pyri
(Glitz, 1865)
Synonyms
  • Nepticula pyri Glitz, 1865

Stigmella pyri is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found from Sweden to the Pyrenees, Italy and Bulgaria, and from Great Britain to Ukraine.

Damage

The wingspan is 4.2-5.2 mm. Adults are on wing from May to June and again in August in two generations.

The larvae feed on Pyrus betulifolia and Pyrus communis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a corridor, sometimes forming a secondary blotch. In the first section, the frass is concentrated in a broad central line.

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