Rose Leaf Miner, Stigmella anomalella

Family: Nepticulidae

92     *     Rose Leaf Miner     *     Stigmella anomalella

Photographs: Leaf mine on Dog-rose (Rosa canina agg.) July 2011

Wingspan: 5-6mm
Flight time: Two generations, May and August

Food plant: Rose (Rosa spp.)
Mine: July and October-December
Egg underside, near vein. The mine forms a long corridor, the first section completely filled with greenish frass. Later the frass leaves clear margins and is sometimes coiled.

Similar: S. centifoliella. First section with clear margins

Stigmella anomalella

Stigmella anomalella

Rose Leaf Miner, Stigmella anomalella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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