Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella amygdali

Stigmella amygdali (Klimesch, 1978)

Stigmella amygdali mine

Prunus dulcis, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)


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.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus dulcis.


Occupied mines were found in June and September.

distribution within Europe

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


Light yellow, head capsule light brown.


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

Last modified 29.xi.2018