Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia angulifasciella

Ectoedemia angulifasciella (Stainton, 1849)

bent-barred pigmy

on Rosa

Ectoedemia angulifasciella: mines on Rosa canina

Rosa canina, Belgium, Prov. Namur, Couvin, Petigny, Barrage du Ry de Rome © Stéphane Claerebout

Ectoedemia angulifasciella: occupied mine on Rosa canina

occupied mine

Ectoedemia angulifasciella mine

Rosa sp., Losser

Ectoedemia angulifasciella mine

Rosa sp., Brummen


Oviposition at the underside of the leaf, usually not far from the midrib. The mine is a corridor; its first part is strongly contorted, intestine-like, containing brown, coiled, frass. The last part may follow the leaf margin for some distance. In the end the corridor widens into an elongate blotch with dispersed frass. The larva mines venter upwards. Pupation external.


Rosaceae, oligophagous

Filipendula vulgaris; Rosa canina, pendulina, sempervirens; Sanguisorba minor, officinalis.

Rosa is the most important hostplant.


Univoltine; larvae from early-August to early-November (Johansson ao, 1990a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

Almost all non-Russian Europe, except the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Nepticula, Stigmella angulifasciella; N. schleichiella Frey, 1870; N. utensis Weber, 1936.


Baldizzone (2004a), Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (1969a), Buhr (1936a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Černý (2001a), Doorenweerd, Lee, van Nieukerken & Mutanen (2023a), Emmet (1971a, 1983a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Klimesch (1948a, 1950c, 1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), Kurz & Kurz (2007a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2008a), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a, 2010a), Nowakowski (1954a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1939a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tuinstra (2021a,b), Walczak (2011a), Zoerner (1969a).

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