Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella nylandriella

Stigmella nylandriella (Tengström, 1848)

common rowan pigmy

Stigmella nylandriella mine

Sorbus aucuparia, Duin en Kruidberg, 8.viii.2001

Stigmella nylandriella mine

Sorbus aucuparia, Arnhem, Sonsbeek, 6.ix.2001


Egg at the upper side of the leaf. The mine is a long, gradually widening corridor that often closely follows the leaf margin for a long distance. Frass at first in a broad central line, but soon it becomes coiled. Occasionally mines occur with linear frass throughout; such mines can be distinguished from those of St. magdalenae because they are broader and less confined the a small space.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Sorbus aria, aucuparia, domestica.


Larvae in June – August, sometimes a small autumn generation in September – October (Johansson ao, 1990a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe with exception of the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Nepticula nylandriella; Stigmella aucupariae (Frey, 1857). Until about 1980 the name nylandriella was in use for what now is called St. magdalenae, and the current nylandriella was addressed as aucupariae.


Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (1969a), Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Černý (2001a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1971a, 1983), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921b, 1957), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a, 2012a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a, 2019a), Lepiforum (2, Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Laštuvka & Laštuvka (2006a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2011a), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), Nowakowski (1954a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schoorl, van Nieukerken & Wilkinson (1985a), Skala (1939a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Skorb, Diškus & Stonis (0000a), Sønderup (1949a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).

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