Stigmella pyrellicola (Klimesch, 1978)

on Frangula, Rhamnus

Stigmella pyrellicola: mines on Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca

Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca, Cyprus, Oreites Forest, 19.iii.2019 © Ian Barton

Stigmella pyrellicola: mine on Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca

occupied mine

Stigmella pyrellicola: mine on Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca

vacated mine

Stigmella pyrellicola mine

Rhamnus pyrellus, Anatolia; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

Oviposition on leaf underside. Long corridor that runs two or three times though the leaf, and widens only a little in the end. Frass in a broad central line.

host plants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Frangula microphylla; Rhamnus lycioides & subsp. graeca + oleoides, pyrellus.

phenology

Larvae found in mid-June.

distribution within Europe

Greece (mainland), Turkey, Cyprus.

larva

Pale greenish with light brown head.

references

Arenberger & Wimmer (1996a), Gustafsson (1981a), Klimesch (1978b), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1998a), van Nieukerken (1986a).

mod 8.iv.2019