Stigmella azaroli (Klimesch, 1978)

Stigmella azaroli mine

Crataegus azarolus, Rhodes; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

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.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus azarolus.

phenology

Larvae observed in May, June.

distribution within Europe

Greece, Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale yellow, head capsule brown.

references

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

mod 17.ii.2018