Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella aeneofasciella

Stigmella aeneofasciella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

brassy pigmy

Stigmella aeneofasciella mine

Agrimonia eupatoria, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Braakman


Egg someplace at the underside of the leaf. The first part of the mine is a long, slender corridor, rather straight, often following a vein or the leaf margin. The frass here is black, lying in a very narrow central line. The corridor abruptly widens into a large blotch, where the the frass lies irregularly scattered.

host plants

Herbaceous Rosaceae, oligophagous

Agrimonia eupatoria; Argentina anserina; Fragaria vesca; Potentilla erecta, reptans.


Larvae in July and September – November (Emmet, 1983a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe, except the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Pale greenish yellow. See Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a) for an extensive description.


Nepticula aeneofasciella.

parasitoids, predators

Hemiptarsenus ornatus.


Ahr (1966a), Anisimovas, Diškus & Stonis (2006a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1980a), Bengtsson (2008a), Černý (2001a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1971a, 1983a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch & Skala (1936c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a), van Nieukerken (1982a, 1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1939a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a).

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