Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella azaroli

Stigmella azaroli (Klimesch, 1978)

Stigmella azaroli mine

Crataegus azarolus, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)


Oviposition at the underside of the leaf, often near a vein (mostly the midrib). The mine begins as a delicate corridor, entirely filled with frass. Later it widens more blotchlike; here the frass lies in a diffuse line that is 1/3rd tot 1/4th of the width of the corridor.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus azarolus.


Larvae observed in May, June.

distribution within Europe

Greece, Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Pale yellow, head capsule brown.


Arenberger & Wimmer (1996a), Klimesch (1978b), van Nieukerken (1986a).

Last modified 17.ii.2018