Ectoedemia suberis (Stainton, 1869)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Ectoedemia suberis mine

Quercus cocifera, Greece, Rhodes; from Klimesch (19789b)

mine

Egg at the upperside of the leaf. The mine is a narrow corridor, filled with frass, that abruptly widens into a large, oval, upper-surface blotch with frass concentrated in its basal part and along the sides.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus coccifera, ilex, rotundifolia, suber.

Next to these evergreen oaks possibly also on the semi-evergreen Q. faginea.

phenology

The larvae are active in winter, from about Janury till March; after having left the mine they aestivate as larva or pupa in a cocoon.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Iberia, Corsica, Sardinia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Dirty green, with conspicuous brown ganglia; ventral plates absent.

synonyms

Nepticula, Stigmella suberis; Nepticula, Stigmella viridella Mendes, 1910.

references

Hering (1934a, 1936b, 1957a), Klimesch (1978b), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a, 2010a), Skala (1939a), Triberti & Braggio (2011a).

18/10/2014

mod 28.vi.2017