Stigmella rhamnophila

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Stigmella rhamnophila
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. rhamnophila
Binomial name
Stigmella rhamnophila
(Amsel, 1934)
Synonyms
  • Nepticula rhamnophila Amsel, 1934

Stigmella rhamnophila is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in Italy, Greece (including many of the islands), Cyprus and Israel.

The larvae feed on Rhamnus alaternus, Rhamnus lycioides, Rhamnus lycioides oleoides, Rhamnus palaestina and Rhamnus saxatilis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a rather long corridor, suddenly turning into an elongated, full depth blotch. The corridor usually follows the leaf margin for a long distance. The frass fills most of the corridor In the first section.

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