Stigmella floslactella (Haworth, 1828)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

on Carpinus, Corylus

Stigmella floslactella mine

Corylus avellana, Diemen

Stigmella floslactella mine

same mine, detail

Stigmella floslactella: vacated mine on Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman

Carpinus betulus, Cadzand: aberrant mine

mine

Oviposition at the underside of the leaf, in a vein axil. Mine a slender, gradually widening corridor; the last section is clearly wider than the larva. In the first section the vaguely delimited frass line almost fills the corridor. Later the frass lies in irregular arcs and clouds, filling about one third of the width of the corridor. The trajectory of the mine is not angular, independent of the leaf venation. Pupation external, exit slit in the upper epidermis.

hostplants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Carpinus betulus; Corylus avellana, maxima.

Only rarely on Carpinus (Johansson ea, 1990a). Found xenophagously onBetula (Emmet, 1974a).

phenology

Larvae (in the UK) in June – July, and September – October (Emmet, 1983a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except the Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale greenish to pale yellowish; see zie Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a) for a description. Contrary to St. microtheriella, the metanotum has a broad zone of fine spinules.

synonyms

Nepticula floslactella; Nepticula saxatilella Grönlien, 1932 (cf Nieukerken & Johansson, 1987a).

references

Ahr (1966a), Anisimovas, Diškus & Stonis (2006a), Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (1969a), Buhr (1935a, 1964a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1974a, 1983a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1934b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Klimesch (1936a, 1950c), Klimesch & Skala (1936c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), ME & MA Kurz (2007a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2014a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a), Michna (1975a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken & Johansson (1987a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, Zolotuhin & Mistchenko (2004a), Nowakowski (1954a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a, 1941a, 1951a), Sønderup (1949a) Stammer (2016a), Steuer (1995a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Ureche (2010a), Zaberga, Legzdina, Otfinowski & Obelevičius (2014a).

08/04/2017

pub 8.iv.2017 · mod 6.viii.2017