Stigmella inopinata A & Z Laštuvka, 1991

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

mine

A narrow, not contorted gallery, almost completely filled with frass, that abruptly widens into an oval blotch; here the frass lies dispersed, but concentrated in the centre. Pupation external. Mines are difficult to distinguish from those of Ectoedemia spiraeae.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagoous

Spiraea media.

phenology

Larvae have been found in early June, early July, and mid-September.

distribution within Europe

Czechia, Armeniya.

larva

Pale yellow.

references

A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Puplesis (1994a).

17/07/2010

mod 28.vi.2017