Scrobipalpa salinella (Zeller, 1847)
Long, extremely narrow lower- or upper-surface corridor, with a black or brown central frass line. After a while this primary mine is vacated, and the larva starts making shorter, much broader, full depth blotch mines. In the end the larva lives free among spun leaves.
According to the literature also on Aster tripolium, Halimione pedunculata, and Suaeda maritima, but probably this concerns occasional observations or confusion with the mines of Bucculatrix maritima (Bland, 2002a; Jansen, in litt.).
Larvae in April-June (Bland ao, 2002a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 20909).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Almost all Europe, Ireland excepted (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Dirty yellow with a red length line; head light brown; pronotum, anal shield and thoracic feet black.
Gnorimoschema salinellum; Scrobipalpa salicorniae (E Hering, 1889).
Huemer & Karsholt (2010a) consider salicorniae a distinct species. More probably the two are the extremes of a clinal variation, with a northern subspecies salcorniae living on Salicornia, and a southern (typical) subspecies salinella on Arthrocnemum spp.
Bland ao (2002a), Corley (2005a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Gerstberger (2003a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Jansen (1999a), Kaitila (1996a), Kasy (1959a, 1965a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Sattler (1986a), Szőcs (1977a), Wegner (2010a, 2013a).