The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Bohemannia quadrimaculella (Boheman, 1853)
[Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae]

Four-spot Pigmy


Nepticula quadrimaculella Boheman, 1853. Ent. Ant. Södr. Sverige: 167
Bucculatrix antispilella Meess, 1910
Bohemannia quadrimaculella
(Boheman, 1853).


Bud and twig bark miner: Mine in buds or twig bark (British leafminers).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Betulaceae        
Alnus       Pitkin & Plant
Alnus glutinosa Alder British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Cheshire (VC58), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), Glamorganshire (VC41), North Somerset (VC6), Shropshire (VC40), Stafford and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN Gateway).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.

NBN Grid Map:

NBN Grid Map

Bohemannia quadrimaculella
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Danish mainland, French mainland, Germany, Norwegian mainland, Romania, Sweden and The Netherlands (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Alnus glutinosa

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Gateway
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths

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