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Stigmella confusella (Wood & Walsingham, 1894)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula confusella Wood & Walsingham, 1894: 272.
Type locality: Great Britain, England, Tarrington-Ledbury
Type: Syntypes: Great Britain, England, Tarrington-Ledbury, e.l. Betula, 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, Alps and Bulgaria and from Ireland to Asian Russia (southern Siberia bordering Mongolia and Kasakhstan following Nieukerken 2016).

Biology:

Adults are on wing in May. There is one generation per year (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

     
Mine on Betula pendula: Salzburg, Pongau, Radstadt, way up the Ro▀brand, 2011.10.01      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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The larvae mine the leaves of Betula species, including Betula nana, Betula pendula and Betula pubescens. The mine consists of a very long and slender gallery. The frass leaves clear margins along the whole corridor (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.04.12].
Wood, J. H. & [T.d.G. Lord Walsingham] 1894. Nepticula confusella, a new birch-mining species. The Entomologist┤s Monthly Magazine. Second Series 5 (= 30): 272-273.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2015.08.20
Kurz Michael: 2016.04.18
Kurz Michael: 2017.06.07
not reviewed

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