Salix cinerea, Bergen NH
Salix cinerea, Tilburg: opened mine, showing the flimsy cocoon
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.
Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea, myrsinifolia.
Buhr (1937a) additionally mentions S. alba, spadicea.
Larvae in July and September – October (Emmet ao, 1985a).
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).
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.
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).