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.
Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous
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), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Szőcs (1977a).