Stigmella nivenburgensis (Preissecker, 1942)
Salix cf alba, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)
Salix alba, 2a Lauwersoog Defensie ri Jaap Deensgat © Gerrit Tuinstra
same mines, lighted from behind
lighted from behind
Oviposition at the underside of upperside of the leaf. The mine is a slender corridor from start to end. Its first section is invariably lower-surface; the later part usually is full depth, but not rarely the entire mine is lower-surface. Frass at first filling the corridor, further on the frass lines occupies c. 1/3 of the with of the gallery. Pupation external, exit slit in the lower epidermis.
Salix alba, babylonica, x fragilis, x salamonii, triandra.
Larvae in July – August and September – October (Hering, 1957a); in Rhodes at least three generations (Klimesch, 1978b).
distribution within Europe
From Lithuania and Central Russia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009). Found in 2017 by Ben van As, later also Gerrit Tuinstra, on numerous locations in the Netherlands.
Yellow, feeding belly-up in the mine.
Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (19578a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1950c, 1978b), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Z & A Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).