Stigmella spinosissimae (Waters, 1928)
plain rose pigmy
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.
Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous
larvae in July and September.
Not known from the Benelux countries.
distribution within Europe
British Isles, Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2013).
bright amber yellow, head dark brown.
St. spinossissimae as understood by Klimesch has turned out to be a different species: St. rolandi.
Johansson, Nielsen, van Nieukerken & Gustafsson (1990a).