Stigmella benanderella (Wolff, 1955)

mine

Oviposition mostly at the leaf upperside. The mine is a short corridor, almost completely filled with frass, widening into, and oftren overrun by, a short blotch with dispersed frass. Pupation external.

hostplants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix phylicifolia, repens & subsp. rosmarinifolia.

phenology

Larvae were observed in southernn Sweden in the first half of July and in mid-August – September; further to the north only one generation seems to exist.

distribution within Europe

Fennoscandia, Denmark, Baltic States; Hungary, Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow.

notes

The mine often cannot be distinguished from the one of St. zelleriella. The two species partly overlap, both in hostplants and in distribution. Mines with the egg at the upper surface belong with certainty to benanderella.

references

Bengtsson (2008a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Johansson ao (1990a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2011a), van Nieukerken (1983a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Šulcs (1996a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1981a).

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