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Stigmella freyella (Heyden, 1858)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nepticula freyella Heyden, 1858: 175.
Type locality: Germany, [Frankfurt am Main]
Type: Lectotype : Germany, [Frankfurt am Main, larvae September 1857, June 1858, adult may 1858, July 1858, Convolvulus arvensis, von Heyden] "freyella/Coll. C. von Heyden", in coll. Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

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Habit:

     
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Distribution:

The species is found from the Netherlands to the Baltic region and Russia, southwards to the Mediterranean region. It is also found in Algeria (Nieukerken 2016).

Biology:

In central Europe there are two generations per year with larvae in June and September and adults in May and July (Nieukerken 2016).

Stages in development:

The larvae feed in the leaves of Calystegia sepium, Calystegia soldanella, Convolvulus althaeoides, Convolvulus arvensis and Convolvulus elegans. The mine consists of a full depth, very narrow and often strongly wound corridor. The frass is concentrated in a narrow central line (Nieukerken 2016).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

von Heyden, C. 1858. Nepticula of the Convolvulus. Entomologist┤s Weekly Intelligencer, 4: 175.
Nieukerken, E. J. van 2016. Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the world. - URL: http://nepticuloidea.info/ [online 2016.07.12].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2016.07.12
Kurz Michael: 2018.11.07
not reviewed

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