Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella auromarginella

Stigmella auromarginella (Richardson, 1890)

gold-edged pigmy


Egg on the leaf upperside. The mine is an unusually short, not very tortuous corridor with a central line of frass that is irregularly interrupted and takes about 2/3 of the corridor width. Pupuation external.


Rosaceae, oligophagous

Agrimonia; Rubus fruticosus, sanctus, ulmifolius.


In more southern regions larvae all present all months of the year.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2999).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to Portugal, Crete and Cyprus, and from Ireland to Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2999). In the south much more common than in the north (Johansson ao, 1990a).


Amber yellow, head very light brown. The characteristic pattern of spinulation is depicted by Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a).


Arenberger & Wimmer (1996a), Bengtsson (2008a), Emmet (1983a), Gustafsson (1981a, 1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Johansson ao (1990a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Skala (1939a).

Last modified 29.xi.2018