Stigmella alaternella (Le Marchand, 1937)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

on Rhamnus

Stigmella alaternella mine

Rhamnus alaternus, Spain, Almería, Felix, Barranco de Carcauz © Pete & Ginny Clarke

Stigmella alaternella mine with larva

mine with larva

Stigmella alaternella cocoon

cocoon

Stigmella alaternella: vacated mine on Rhamnus alaternus

Rhamnus alaternus, France, dép Var, Toulon, Batterie de la Renardière © Stéphane Claerebout

Stigmella alaternella: vacated mine on Rhamnus alaternus

same mine, lighted from behind

mine

Full depth, not very slender corridor, not associated with the leaf margin, more or less suddenly widening into a very large blotch. Frass in an interrupted central line that occupies 1/3 – 1/4 of the corridor width.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rhamnus alaternus.

phenology

Larvae in March and August – September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale greenish yellow.

references

Hering (1935b, 1957a), Klimesch (1948a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).

27/04/2012

pub 15.ii.2017 · mod 8.vii.2017