Stigmella fasciata van Nieukerken & Johansson, 2003
Quercus pubescens, Greece; from van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a)
Oviposition at the underside of the leaf. The mine is an extremely densely wound corridor, giving the appearance of a brown dot; only the very latest part of the corridor loosens itself from the knot. Frass brown, dispersed, almost filling the corridor.
Usually 2-3, sometimes more, eggs are deposited together. The young mines then are closely intertwined. Mostly a part of the larvae die precociously.
Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous.
Larvae in July and October.
distribution within Europe
Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey.
van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a)