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Stigmella dorsiguttella (Johansson, 1971)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula dorsiguttella Johansson, 1971: 251.
Type locality: Sweden, Småland, Högsby
Type: Holotype : Sweden, Småland, Högsby, 22.vi.1970, R. Johansson, in coll. ZMUC

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


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Picture from: Nieukerken 2018 (CC-BY-NC 3.0)
Detailed view
Picture from: Nieukerken 2018 (CC-BY-NC 3.0)
Detailed view


The species is widespread but very local in central, eastern and southern Europe and south-western Asia. It has been recorded from south-eastern Sweden, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Ukraine, Greece and Turkey (Nieukerken 2016).


Adults are on wing from May to September. There is one generation in the north of its range. There are probably two generations in the south (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

The larvae feed on the leafes of Quercus petraea and Quercus robur. The mine consists of a fairly broad corridor. The frass is concentrated in a narrow central line, except towards the end (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:


Johansson, R. 1971. Notes on the Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) I. A revision of the Nepticula ruficapitella group. Entomologica Scandinavica 2: 241-262.
Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.05.23].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.05.23
Kurz Michael: 2018.09.05
not reviewed