Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella basiguttella

Stigmella basiguttella (von Heinemann, 1862)

base-spotted pigmy

Stigmella basiguttella mine

Quercus robur, Duin en Kruidberg

Stigmella basiguttella frass

Quercus robur, Pietersberg, frass pattern


Oviposition close to or upon a thick vein, always at the upper side. The mine is a long, slowly widening, slender corridor, with a characteristic sinuous course. Frass completely filling the corridor, in clear arcs, green when fresh, brown later. Fresh mines are almost concolorous with the leaf, and not very apparent.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus castaneifolia, cerris, frainetto, ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra.


Larvae in June-July and September-October (Emmet, 1983a).


BE recorded (De Prins, 1998a; van Nieukerken, 2006b).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2008).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe, except Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Green (Johansson ao, 1990a).


Stigmella cerricolella Klimesch, 1946.


Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Beiger (1980a), Bengtsson (2008a), Bland (1986a), Borkowski (1969a, 1972b), Buhr (1936a, 1964a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), Černý (2001a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1971a, 1983a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1932g, 1934a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Johansson (1971a), Johansson ao, 1990a), Kasy (1987a), Klimesch (1946b, 1950c, 1978b), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a, 2005a, 2014a), Lepiforum (2024), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a), Michna (1975a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a), van Nieukerken, Laštuvka & Laštuvka (2006a, 2009b), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), Nowakowski (1954a), Plóciennik, Pawlikiewicz & Jaworski (2011a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Skorb, Diškus & Stonis (0000a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Steuer (1995a), Stonis, Navickaitė, Rocienė ao (2013a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1981a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a), Ureche (2010a), van Wielink (2020a), Wieser (2008a), Zoerner (1969a).

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