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


Bohemannia auriciliella (Joannis, 1908)
[Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae]

Gold-fringed Pigmy

Nepticula auriciliella Joannis, 1908. Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 77: 822
Ectoedemia bradfordi Emmet, 1974. Ent. gaz. 25 (4): 269, fig'd
Bohemannia auriciliella
(Joannis, 1908).

Life-style: Currently unknown

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 not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update). The species is included in

Hosts in Great Britain and Ireland:

Betula       Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland: Britain including East Kent (NBN Atlas).

Distribution elsewhere: Continental Europe including Czech Republic and French mainland (Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Host species unknown

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 Atlas
NHM UK Checklist

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