Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella paliurella

Stigmella paliurella Gerasimov, 1937

Stigmella paliurella: mines on Paliurus spina-christi

Palirus spina-christi, Bulgaria, Varna, late August © Stéphane Claerebout

Stigmella paliurella: vacated mine

vacated mine

Stigmella paliurella: occupied mine

occupied mine, not really the “summer generation type”!

Stigmella paliurella mines

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.


Rhamnaceae, monophagous

Paliurus spina-christi.


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).

Last modified 28.ii.2018