Stigmella azaroli (Klimesch, 1978)
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.
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).