Stigmella mespilicola (Frey, 1856)
Amelanchier parviflora (left) and Cotoneaster racemiflorus, Anatolia; from Klimesch (1978b)
Sorbus aria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Ave-et-Auffe, RN Tienne de Boton, 21.viii.2016 © Stéphane Claerebout, det. Erik van Nieukerken
Sorbus degenii, Hungary, Budapest, botanical garden, 31.viii.2018 © László Érsek; det Erik van Nieukerken
same mine, closer look
Sorbus torminalis, Czechia, North Bohemia, Děčín © Jindra Černý
Rather short, full depth, gradually widening corridor, the last section suddenly widened still a bit more into an elongated blotch. Frass in a central line, about 1/3 of the width of the corridor. Pupation outside the mine.
Hering (1957a) includes Cydonia as a host plant; this is not taken over by later authors.
To Johansson ao (1990a) no records were known from Hawthorn; therefore also the observation by Maček (1999a) of Crataegus laevigata as a host needs verification.
Larvae in July and September – October (Hering, 1957a).
Found in Belgium in 2016 (Wullaert. 2017a).
distribution within Europe
From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Macedonia, and from Britain to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Yellowish green to yellow. The larva is described by Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a).
Stigmella ariella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1860).
Baldizzone (2004a), Černý (2001a), Csóka (2003a), Hartig (1939a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1985a, 1988a), Johansson ao (1990), Kasy (1987a), Klimesch (1948a, 1950c, 1951b, 1958c, 1978b), Kurz (2016a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), Lhomme (1934d), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), Robbins (1991a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Wullaert (2017a).