Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella ilicifoliella

Stigmella ilicifoliella (Mendes, 1913)


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.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ilex, rotundifolia, suber.


Larvae have been collected in February and March.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Iberian Peninsula.


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

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