Stigmella amygdali (Klimesch, 1978)

Stigmella amygdali mine

Prunus dulcis, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

Oviposition at either upper or lower side of the leaf. The first part of the mine is a delicate corridor, mostly starting lower-surface, almost invariably following a vein, almost entirely filled with an occasionally interrupted black frass line. The later mine is less straight, with a more diffuse frass line that usually leaves a clear zone at either side. The mine is proportionally short. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus dulcis.

phenology

Occupied mines were found in June and September.

distribution within Europe

Greece (mainland, Rhodes, Crete: Z & A Laštuvka, 1998a); Cyprus (Barton, 2015a).

larva

Light yellow, head capsule light brown.

references

Barton (2015a), Klimesch (1978b), Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), van Nieukerken (1986a).

mod 29.xi.2018