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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.

Distribution:

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

Biology:

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 monogyna: Salzburg, city of Salzburg, Gnigl, Alterbach, 2014.07.22      
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:

Sources:

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:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2014.09.25
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.17
not reviewed

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