Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella fasciata

Stigmella fasciata van Nieukerken & Johansson, 2003

Stigmella fasciata mines

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.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous.

Quercus pubescens.


Larvae in July and October.

distribution within Europe

Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey.


van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a)

Last modified 29.xi.2018