Stigmella stelviana (Weber, 1938)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella stelviana mine

Potentilla grandiflora, Austria, 2200 m; from Klimesch (1981a)

mine

Egg at the underside of the leaf. The mine is a corridor that strongly widens in the end, and may occupy an entire leaf segment; when the leaf is too small the larva may move to another segment by way of the petiole. Frass at first in a frequently interrupted central line, later irregularly scattered.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Potentilla crantzii, frigida, grandiflora.

Maček (1999a) adds P. reptans.

phenology

Larvae from late July – August (Johansson, 1990a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Alps, 1900 – 2600 m.

larva

Yellow.

synonyms

Stigmella crantziella Weber, 1945.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1948a, 1981a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a), Skala (1939a).

12/05/2012

mod 28.vi.2017