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Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula continuella Stainton, 1856: 42.
Type locality: England, Lewisham
Type: Holotype: England, Lewisham, September 1854, larvae in Birch leaves, e.l. 26 June 1855, Stainton, in coll. NHM, London

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Stigmella uigurica Puplesis, 1985: 62. Type locality: Russia, Primor´ye, 20 km E Ussuryisk, Gornotayezhnoye. Junior subjective synonym.

Habit:

     
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Distribution:

The species is found from Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Alps and Hungary, and from Ireland to central Russia and Ukraine, east to the eastern Palearctic (Nieukerken 2016).

Biology:

Adults are on wing from May to August (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

The larvae feed on the leaves of Betula nana, Betula pendula and Betula pubescens. The mine consists of a slender corridor. The first part is strongly contorted. The leaf tissue that is cut off is killed, resulting in a brown spot. The brown frass fills the corridor completely along the whole length of the mine. Pupation takes place outside of the mine (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.04.18].
Stainton, H. T. 1856. Lepidoptera. New British species in 1855. Entomologist´s Annual, 26-45.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2016.04.21
Kurz Michael: 2017.06.23
not reviewed

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