Stigmella diniensis (Klimesch, 1975)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella diniensis mine

Fumana procumbens, France; from van Nieukerken (1983b)

mine

Egg at the upperside of the leaf; egg shell comparatively large, shining white. The mine is an exceptionally long and narrow corridor along the leaf margin, that suddenly widens towards the end. Frass dispersed, in a narrow central line. Mines extremely diffucult to find.

hostplants

Cistaceae, oligophagous (?)

Fumana ericoides, procumbens; Helianthemum (?)

phenology

Larvae observed in April and early September; probably several generations per year.

distribution within Europe

Southern France.

synonyms

Nepticula diniensis.

references

Klimesch (1975a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1983b, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a).

10.xii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017