Stigmella pretiosa (von Heinemann, 1862)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella pretiosa: vacated mine on Geum urbanum

Geum urbanum, Denmark, Vaserne © Morten Kofoed-Hansen

Stigmella pretiosa mine

Geum rivale, Austria, 1200 m; from Klimesch (1981a)

mine

Egg usually at the upperside of the leaf. The mine is a long, strongly vein-determined corridor. In the first part the frass lies in a rather narrow, often interrupted central line; further on the frass line is broader and more diffuse. Frequently more than one mine in a leaf.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Geum montanum, rivale, urbanum; Rubus caesius, fruticosus, idaeus, macrophyllus.

phenology

One generation; active larvae generally from mid September to mid October. In Poland, Germany and Austria all, or at least most, larvae hibernate in the mine; in Scandinavia the larvae leave the mine before winter (Johansson ao, 990a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Alps, and from Scotland to the Baltic States and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow; described by Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a).

synonyms

Stigmella bolli (Frey, 1873).

references

Anisimovas, Diškus & Stonis (2006a), Bengtsson (2008a), Bland (1997a), Buhr (1964a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1981a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Lhomme (1934d), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Skala (1939a), Sønderup (1949a).

07/04/2017

pub 7.iv.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017