Stigmella arbusculae (Klimesch, 1951)

Stigmella arbusculae mines

mines on Salix arbuscula, retusa and reticulata; from Klimesch (1951e).

mine

Egg usually near the midrib. Here begins a narrow gallery completely filled with frass, that widens into a full depth blotch. In dwarf willows with very small leaves the entire leaf can be mined out. The area around the mine often turns dark red. Exit slit in upper surface.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix arbuscula, glabra, reticulata, retusa, waldsteiniana.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012).

distribution within Europe

Boreoalpine distribution.

larva

Pale yellow, head and pronotum light brown.

synonyms

Until recently considered a junior synonym of Stigmella salicis.

references

Klimesch (1951e), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Svensson (2010a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).

26/04/2012

pub 25.iv.2016 · mod 31.vii.2017