The wingspan is about 4.5 mm. There are three generations per year with full grown larvae in June and early July, in August and in October.
The larvae feed on Rosa species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is serpentine and usually much contorted, frequently closely following the edge of the leaf in its early course, with a broad line of frass. The larvae are green. The cocoon is yellowish brown and much flattened.
- Stigmella rosaefoliella rosaefoliella (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, Missouri, Ontario)
- Stigmella rosaefoliella pectocatena (Ontario)
- Nepticulidae of North America
- A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
|This article on a moth of the Stigmella genus is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|