Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella lediella

Stigmella lediella (Schleich, 1867)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella lediella: mine on Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre)

Rhododendron tomentosum, Czech Republic, Northern Bohemia, Děčín; © Jindra Černý


Oviposition on the upper surface of the leaf, mostly near the base of the leaf. From here a conspicuous, gradually widening corridor that generally follows the leaf margin for most of its length. Frass in a blackisch central line. Pupation outside the mine.


Ericaceae, monophagous

Rododendron tomentosum (= Ledum palustre).


Mines from mid-September till early October Johansson ao, 1990a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Alps (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Yellow, head black; see the description in Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a)


Anisimovas, Diškus & Stonis (2006a), Bengtsson (2008a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1971a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), Skala (1939a).


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