Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stigmella Sp. NEPTICULIDAE

As you can see from the photos, this moth is tiny. The letters "a" and "r" are about 1.7mm.
From the written descriptions that I have, there are two Stigmella species that fit the description of this moth. Many of the moths in this family have a lighter wing colour and the band across the fore wing is yellow, where this moth has darker wings and a shiny white band.
The moths of the family NEPTICULIDAE generally have a wing span of 3 to 6mm.
The larvae appear the be found on a wide variety if plants. The moths of this family are also common in many other parts of the world.





Family:-  NEPTICULIDAE
Genus:- Stigmella
Species:- 

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