No Common Name Stigmella rhamnicola (Braun, 1916)  Synonyms: Hodges #0074,  Nepticula rhamnella,  Nepticula rhamnicola.


With a total body length of less than 1/10th of an inch, it’s easy to overlook this extremely tiny moth. Only under magnification can you see the keys to identification – a pair of pale bands that uninterruptedly span both forewings. The anterior band is tan, while the posterior band is bright white.


Larvae feed on plants in the genus Rhamnus.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A Stigmella rhamnicola in Harford Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

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