Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella crenulatae

Stigmella crenulatae (Klimesch, 1975)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella crenulatae mine

Rhamnus crenulata, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1977a)

mine

Egg at either upper- or underside, usually near the midrib. Then a slender, not very tortuous corridor, often partly following the leaf margin, clearly widened in the end into a small blotch. Frass in a broad central line, initially filling the entire corridor, later over half of the gallery width.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rhamnus crenulata, lycioides.

phenology

Mines in January – February in old leaves, then again in fresh leaves in early June.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands and Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow, head light brown.

notes

Preference for shady situations.

references

Corley (2005a), Klimesch (1975a, 1977a), A & Z Laštůvka (2011a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a).

24/10/2014

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