Stigmella spinosissimae (Waters, 1928)

plain rose pigmy

mine

Ovipsition usually hypophyllous, near the midrib. Then a long, slender gallery that over long stretches meticulously follows the serrations of the leaf margin. Frass in a broad central line.

hostplants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rosa pimpinellifolia.

phenology

larvae in July and September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries.

distribution within Europe

British Isles, Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

larva

bright amber yellow, head dark brown.

synonyms

St. spinossissimae as understood by Klimesch has turned out to be a different species: St. rolandi.

references

Johansson, Nielsen, van Nieukerken & Gustafsson (1990a).

26/11/2013

mod 18.ii.2018