Stigmella ilicifoliella (Mendes, 1913)

mine

Mines identical to those of suberivora (Egg at the upper side of the leaf. The mine is an irregular, broad corridor with a conspicuous, broad, black frass line that almost fills the gallery, leaving only a narrow transparent zone at either side. Pupation external.) However, at least in the thick leaves of Q. ilex subsp. rotundifolia the mines are interparenchymatous.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ilex, rotundifolia, suber.

phenology

Larvae have been collected in February and March.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Iberian Peninsula.

references

Corley (2005a), A & Z Laštuvka (2008a, 2014a), Z & A Laštůvka (2009b), van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a).

mod 1.xii.2018