Stigmella centifoliella
Stigmella centifoliella
Adult • Druridge Bay, Northumberland, ex. Mine on R. pimpinellifolia • © Tom Tams

4.017 BF93

Stigmella centifoliella

(Zeller, 1848)

Wingspan c.4-6 mm.

A somewhat local species, occurring in the south-eastern counties of England, ranging north to Cumbria.

The larvae feed on a number of rose Rosa species, including cultivated ones, and create a gallery mine similar to that of S. anomalella, though the central frass line is generally narrower with clearer margins.

There are two generations, producing adults in April/May and July/August, and larvae in June/July and again from September, sometimes to December.
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