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Stigmella centifoliella (Zeller, 1848)

A not so common species in Belgium, but probably much more widespread.

The larva makes a long, sinuous leafmine in Rosa sp., filled with linear frass. In the summer brood, pupation takes place in a cocoon spun at the base of a leaf-stalk or on a leaf of the foodplant.

The adults fly in two generations: April-May and July-August.

ID mine: mine very similar as Stigmella anomalella, but S. centifoliella has the early gallery filled with black linear frass leaving clear margins.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Willebroek, 01 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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