Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Stigmella rhamnicola (Braun, 1916)

Family: Nepticulidae
Subfamily: Nepticulinae
Identification: Easily recognized by the differently colored fasciae and white thorax. The collar consists of lamellar scales, which shows it is a Stigmella.
Wing Span: 0.45-0.55 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae mine the leaves of buckthorn, including Rhamnus cathartica and Rhamnus lanceolata.
Adult Food:
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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