Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenoptilia gibeauxi

Stenoptilia gibeauxi Nel, 1989

on Saxifraga

Stenoptilia gibeauxi: larva

larva (from Nel, 1989a).

parasite

The first two larval instars live as borers/miners in buds and young leaves. After that they live free on the leaves of the leaf rosette.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cervicornis.

distribution within Europe

Corsica.

larva, pupa

See Nel (1996a).

synonyms

Gielis and (PESI, 2019) consider this species conspecific with Stenoptilia pelidnodactyla.

references

Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Gielis (1996a), Nel (1989a, 1991e, 1996a).

Last modified 3.i.2020