Stigmella pallidiciliella Klimesch, 1946

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

mine

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.

hostplants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix purpurea.

phenology

Larvae were collected in November.

distribution within Europe

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

larva

Light amber; head brown.

references

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

12/05/2012

mod 28.vi.2017