Stigmella rosaefoliella

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Stigmella rosaefoliella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: S. rosaefoliella
Binomial name
Stigmella rosaefoliella
(Clemens, 1861)
  • Nepticula rosaefoliella Clemens, 1861

Stigmella rosaefoliella is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in North America in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, Missouri and Ontario.


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)

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