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Stigmella filipendulae (Wocke, 1871)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula filipendulae Wocke, 1871: 338.
Type locality: Poland
Type: Syntypes adult, Poland, in coll. ?

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Nepticula ulmariae Wocke, 1879: 79. Type locality: Poland. Junior subjective synonym.
Stigmella palmatae Puplesis, 1984: 115. Type locality: Russia, Primorye, 20 km E of Ussuriysk, Gornotayezhnoye. Junior subjective synonym.


: schematic      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view


The species is found from Fennoscandia to the Alps and the Carpathians, and from Ireland to Poland. There is a disjunct population in Greece (Nieukerken 2016). Furthermore, the species is known also from the Russian far East.


Adults are on wing from July to August and again in September. There are two generations per year (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

The larvae mine the leaves of Filipendula vulgaris and Filipendula ulmaria. "The mine consists of a long, slowly winding corridor. The first part often follows a vein. The frass is concentrated in a narrow central line at first. Later, it is distributed more widely, occupying about two thirds of the width of the mine. Pupation takes place outside of the mine." (Nieukerken 2016)


-genitalia: schematic -genitalia: schematic    
Picture from: Kurz Michael (redrawn from Johansson et al. 1990)
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael (redrawn from Johansson et al. 1990)
Detailed view

Worth knowing:


Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.07.06].
Wocke, M. 1871. II. Microlepidoptera. In: Staudinger, O. & M. Wocke (eds.). Catalog der Lepidopteren des europäischen Faunengebiets. Catalogue ou enumération méthodique des lépidoptères qui habitent le terroire de la faune Européenne. Dresden: 201-346, 383-414, 424-426.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.07.06
Kurz Michael: 2018.10.03
Kurz Michael: 2020.06.29
not reviewed