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

Description:

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.

Relationships:

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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