Vulcaniella grandiferella Sinev, 1986
Irregularly shaped mine, mostly bwtween two main veins near the leaf base. The larva makes several mines, and spends most of its time outside the mine, in a silken tunnel under the leaf. Frass is ejected and accumulates near the entrance of the mine. Mines preferably in lower leaves, lying on the ground. Pupation external, often on the leaf.
Salvia aethiopis, sclarea.
distribution within Europe
Serbia, Macedonia, Greece; Ukraine, South Russia (Fauna Europae, 2009).
Many older records of Vulcaniella pomposella in fact refer to grandiferella.
Koster & Sinev (2003a).