Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella pallidiciliella

Stigmella pallidiciliella Klimesch, 1946


Oviposition at the upperside, next to the midrib. The larva at first makes a long corridor along the midrib, with an often interrupted frass line that leaves a clear zone at either side. The mine develops into a broad elongate blotch that in narrow leaves may occupy half of the leaf. Both the corridor and the later blotch are in the sponge parenchyma; from above the mine is hardly discernable.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix purpurea.


Larvae were collected in November.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia and Slovakia to northern Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Light amber; head brown.


Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1946b, 1950c), Kurz (2016a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Szőcs (1977a), Wieser (2008a).

Last modified 21.ii.2020