Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)

Stigmella oxyacanthella mine on Craraegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna, Nieuwendam

Stigmella oxyacanthella mine on Craraegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna, Duin en Kruidberg

Stigmella oxyacanthella mine on Craraegus monogyna


Stigmella oxyacanthella: vacated mine on Pyrus communis

Pyrus communis, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Tournai, RN de la Carrière de l’Orient © Stéphane Claerebout


Long corridor, that widens only little, and winds freely through the leaf, not influenced by the venation. In thick, sun-exposed leaves the mine may be much shorter, especially in Cotoneaster, Malus and Pyrus. Frass brown, in arcs.


Rosaceae, oligofaag

Amelanchier ovalis; Chaenomeles (?); Cotoneaster integerrimus, multiflorus; Crataegus azarolus, chrysocarpa, coccinea, crus-galli, douglasii, laciniata, laevigata, x lavalleei, monogyna, pentagyna, rivularis, spathulata; Crataemespilus dardari, grandiflora; Cydonia oblonga; Malus angustifolia, astracanica, baccata, coronaria, domestica, floribunda, fusca, parviflora, ringo, sylvestris; Mespilus germanica, punctata; Prunus armeniaca, avium, spinosa; Pyrus betulifolia, communis, elaeagnifolia. spinosa; Sorbus aucuparia.

At least in the Netherlands Crataegus is the most important hostplant.


Larvae in September – October.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Ellis, Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to Portugal, Italy, and Bulgaria, and fom Ireland to Middle Russia (Corley EA, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Nepticula oxyacanthella; N. cotoneastri Sorhagen, 1922; N. oxysorbi Skala, 1933; Stigmella aeneella auct.

Probably also Nepticula chaenomelis Skala 1936 is a synonym of oxyacanthella (van Nieukerken, 1986a); the specis is described after a larva and mine on Chaenomeles. Other, reared, material of this hostplant is not known.


Ahr (1966a), Amsel & Hering (1931a), Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (1969a), Buhr (1935a,b, 1964a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), J Černý (2001a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Drăghia (1971a, 1972a), Emmet (1971a, 1983a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921a,b, 1934a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1936a, 1948a, 1950c, 1958c), Klimesch & Skala (1936c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuhchlein & de Vos (1999a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a), Michna (1975a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), Nowakowski (1954a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schoorl, van Nieukerken & Wilkinson (1985a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).


pub 8.iv.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017