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Stigmella hybnerella (Hübner, 1796)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Tinea hybnerella Hübner, 1796: pl. 34.
Type locality: Europe
Type: not designated

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Caloptilia ampelipennella Hübner, [1825]: 427: Type locality: Europe. Unnecessary replacement name.
Nepticula ignobilella Stainton, 1849: 29: Type locality: England. Junior subjective synonym.
Nepticula latifasciella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 352. Type locality: Austria, Wien. Junior subjective synonym.
Oecophora gratiosella Duponchel, 1843: 323. Type locality: ?France. Junior subjective synonym.
Tinea posticella Haworth, 1828: 584. Type locality: Europe. Unnecessary replacement name.


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Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view


The species is found throughout Europe, but also in North Africa, the Middle East and the eastern part of the Palearctic ecozone (Nieukerken 2016).


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

Stages in development:

Mine on Crataegus laevigata: Salzburg, Flachgau, Eugendorf, Sophiensiedlung, 2004.10.13 Mine on Crataegus monogyna: Salzburg, city of Salzburg, Gnigl, Alterbach, 2014.07.22 Salzburg, Pongau, Radstadt, Judenbühel, 2011.10.01  
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

The larvae feed in the leaves of Amelanchier ovalis, Cotoneaster, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus pentagyna, Sorbus aria and Sorbus torminalis. "The mine consists of a slender corridor, with a relatively broad, continuous, frass line, that always leaves a clear margin at either side. This corridor winds freely through the leaf. This initial corridor widens into a blotch that mostly lies along the leaf margin. Pupation takes place outside of the mine" (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:


Hübner, J. 1796–1836 ["1796"] a. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge. Horde 8. Tineae-Schaben: [1]–[12]+13–70+[71]–[78], pls 2–71. Augsburg. Continued by C. Geyer.
Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.10.17].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2014.09.25
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.17
Kurz Michael: 2020.03.05
Kurz Michael: 2020.05.16
not reviewed