Stigmella arbusculae (Klimesch, 1951)
mines on Salix arbuscula, retusa and reticulata; from Klimesch (1951e).
Egg usually near the midrib. Here begins a narrow gallery completely filled with frass, that widens into a full depth blotch. In dwarf willows with very small leaves the entire leaf can be mined out. The area around the mine often turns dark red. Exit slit in upper surface.
Salix arbuscula, glabra, reticulata, retusa, waldsteiniana.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012).
distribution within Europe
Pale yellow, head and pronotum light brown.
Until recently considered a junior synonym of Stigmella salicis.
Klimesch (1951e), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Svensson (2010a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).