Stigmella crataegella (Klimesch, 1936)

common thorn pigmy

Stigmella crataegella mine

Crataegus monogyna, Ommen, het Laer

Stigmella crataegella mine

another mine

mine

Egg at the underside of the leaf, often close to a vein; occasionally on the petiole. The mine is a corridor. In its first part the frass lies in a central line, later is is clearly coiled. The corridor makes some sharp hairpin turns, while the loops remain so close together that usually a secondary blotch is the result. The mine can cross lateral veins.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus laciniata, laevigata, monogyna, pentagyna, rivularis, spathulata; Crataemespilus grandiflora.

phenology

Larvae in June – July.

BENELUX

BE observed (van Nieukerken, 2006a).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Macedonia, and from Ireland to Poland and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Bright green, head almost colourless. Described by Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a).

synonyms

Nepticula crataegella.

notes

When the mine is not so densely wound, confusion may arise with Stigmella oxyacanthella, but that is an autumn species.

references

Bengtsson (2008a), Buhr (1935b), Buszko (1987a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), J Černý (2001a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1971a, 1983a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken, van der Wolf & Wolschrijn (1985a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921a, 1932g, 1957a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Huisman ao (2009a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Klimesch (1936a, 1940a, 1948a, 1950c), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1982a, 1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), Nowakowski (1954a), Robbins (1991a), Schoorl ao (1985a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a, 1941a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1968a, 1977a, 1978a, 1981a).