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Stigmella catharticella (Stainton, 1853)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula catharticella Stainton, 1853: 3955.
Type locality: Great Britain, England
Type: Syntypes: England: larva on Rhamnus catharticus, e.l. May, August, Stainton; in coll. NHM, London.

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Habit:

     
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Distribution:

The species is found from Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy and Bulgaria, and from Ireland to Russia (Nieukerken 2016).

Biology:

Adults are on wing from May to June and again from July to September (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

Mine on Rhamnus catharticus: Bayern, Berchtesgaden district, Untersberg area, Maria Ettenberg, way to the Hammerstielwand, 2006.10.08 Detail to the preceeding picture (spiral mines of Bucculatrix frangutella): Bayern, Berchtesgaden district, Untersberg area, Maria Ettenberg, way to the Hammerstielwand, 2006.10.08 Burgenland, Leithagebirge, Donnerskirchen, 2007.08.14 Salzburg, Osterhorn group, Fuschl am See, Schöffbaumhöhe, 1991.09.01, leg. Marion & Michael Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

The larvae mine the leaves of Rhamnus catharticus. The mine is a corridor, beginning at an egg shell on the leaf underside. The corridor makes several sharp turns, so that the loops almost touch. The last section of the corridor is significantly wider (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.03.29].
Stainton, H. T. 1853. An Introduction to the Study of the Nepticulae. The Zoologist: A Popular Miscellany of Natural History 11: 3952-3960.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.09.11
Kurz Michael: 2015.12.02
Kurz Michael: 2016.04.04
Kurz Michael: 2017.06.07
not reviewed

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