Phyllonorycter salicicolella (Sircom, 1848)

long-streak midget

Phyllonorycter salicicolella mine

Salix cinerea, Bergen NH

Salix cinerea, Tilburg: opened mine, showing the flimsy cocoon

mine

Fairly small, lower-surface, tentiform mine, often touching the leaf margin. The reddish brown pupa in a flimsy, whitish of very pale yellowish cocoon; possibly the cocoon sometimes is missing altogether. Frass packed in a corner of the mine.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea, myrsinifolia.

Buhr (1937a) additionally mentions S. alba, spadicea.

phenology

Larvae in July and September – October (Emmet ao, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

pupa

synonyms

Lithocolletis salicicolella.

notes

Until recently Phyllonorycter brevilineatella (Benander, 1944) was considered a synonym of salicicolella. However, biochemical studies indicate that it probably is a distinct species (Bengtsson, 2010a, Bengtsson & Johansson, 2011a). The species so far is known only from Sweden, and lives on Salix aurita; probably the mine will not be diferent from the one of salicicolella.

references

Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Bengtsson (2010a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Davis & Deschka (2001a), Deutschmann (2008a), Drăghia (1972a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Jaworski (2009a), Kasy (1965a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).