Elachista sicula Parenti, 1978
The mine starts at an oval egg shell, with a number of strong longitudinal ridges. Uo to five eggs together, leading to a collective mine that takes almost the enitre width of the leaf. Older larvae regularly change leaves. Pupation external.
distribution within Europe
The full grown larva is yellowish green, 4-5 mm long. The characteristic sclerites of pronotum, prosternum and anal plate are depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).
Depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).
Parenti & Varalda (1991a, 1994a, 1978a).