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Stigmella floslactella (Haworth, 1828)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Tinea floslactella Haworth, 1828: 585.
Type locality: England, [London]
Type: Syntypes adult: England, [London], Stainton coll., in coll. NHM, London

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Nepticula saxatilella Grönlien, 1932: 114. Type locality: Norway, Brevik. Junior subjective synonym.
Stigmella floslactella f. interrupta Dufrane, 1949: 10. Unavailable infrasubspecific form.

Habit:

     
: Salzburg, Flachgau, Thalgau, 2.9.1989 e.l. 11.3.1990 (Corylus avellana), leg. et coll. Michael Kurz      
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Distribution:

S. floslactella occurs in most parts of Europe, except Portugal, the large Mediterranean islands, Greece, Belarus, Finland and the northern part of European Russia (Nieukerken 2016).

Biology:

Adults are on the wing in May and again in August. There are two generations per year (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

Mine in a leaf of Corylus avellana Linné: Salzburg, Flachgau, Eugendorf, Sophiensiedlung, am Schernbach, 2003.09.22 Burgenland, Günser Gebirge, Geschriebenstein, summit, 2003.08.11 Burgenland, Günser Gebirge, Geschriebenstein, summit, 2003.08.11 Salzburg, Flachgau, Salzach valley, Königseeache, 2005.10.06
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Salzburg, Flachgau, Thalgau, 1988.09.20, leg. Marion & Michael Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz Salzburg, Flachgau, Thalgau, 1988.09.20, leg. Marion & Michael Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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The larvae feed on the leaves of Carpinus betulus, Corylus avellana, Corylus maxima and Ostrya carpinifolia. The mine consists of a slender, gradually widening corridor. The last section is considerably wider than the larva. The trajectory of the mine is not angular and is independent of the leaf venation. Pupation takes place outside of the mine (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Haworth, A. H. 1828. Lepidoptera Britannica; sistens digestionem novam Insectorum Lepidopterorum quae in Magna Britannia reperiuntur, larvarum pabulo, temporeque pascendi; expansione alarum; mensibusque volandi; synonymis atque locis observationibusque variis. J. Murray, London, 4: 513-609.
Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.07.11].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2003.12.21
Kurz Michael: 2005.08.28
Kurz Michael: 2010.09.14
Kurz Michael: 2015.11.07
Kurz Michael: 2016.07.11
not reviewed

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