Stigmella paliurella Gerasimov, 1937
Palirus spina-christi, Bulgaria, Varna, late August © Stéphane Claerebout
occupied mine, not really the “summer generation type”!
two spring mines (left) and two autumn mines; from Klimesch (1940a)
At the start of the mine a semiglobular, shining egg shell. The spring generation makes a short, fairly broad corridor with a thick frass line; the mine of the summer generations is a long corridor with an extremely fine frass line.
From February till October in at least two generations, that produce strongly different mines (Hering, 1957a, 1960a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Italy, Balkan Peninsula, Ukraïne (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Amber yellow, head brownish (Klimesch, 1940a).
Beiger (1979a, 1980a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Drăghia (1967a), Hering (1957a, 1960a), Klimesch (1940a, 1942a, 1956c, 1978b), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2005a), Maček (1999a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1986a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), Stonis, Navickaitė, Rocienė ao (2013a).