Stigmella alaternella (Le Marchand, 1937)
Rhamnus alaternus, Spain, Almería, Felix, Barranco de Carcauz © Pete & Ginny Clarke
mine with larva
Rhamnus alaternus, France, dép Var, Toulon, Batterie de la Renardière © Stéphane Claerebout
same mine, lighted from behind
Full depth, not very slender corridor, not associated with the leaf margin, more or less suddenly widening into a very large blotch. Frass in an interrupted central line that occupies 1/3 – 1/4 of the corridor width.
Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous
Larvae in March and August – September.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Pale greenish yellow.
Hering (1935b, 1957a), Klimesch (1948a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).