Stigmella styracicolella (Klimesch, 1978)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella styracicolella: mine on Styrax officinalis

Styrax officinalis, Cyprus, Oreites Forest © Kathleen Rosewarne & Ian Barton

Stigmella styracicolella: mine on Styrax officinalis

another specimen

Stigmella styracicolella: mine on Styrax officinalis

detail

Stigmella styracicolella mine

Stryrax officinalis, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

Ovipostion on the upper surface. From there runs a corridor with a central frass line. Both length and width of the corridor, and the width of the frass pattern, vary strongly. The corridor is not markedly widenened in the end. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Styracaceae, monophagous

Styrax officinalis.

phenology

Larvae observed from end May till end September.

distribution within Europe

Rhodes, Cyprus.

larva

Pale yellow, head light brown.

references

Klimesch (1978b), van Nieukerken (1986a).

03/10/2016

pub 3.x.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017