Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella svenssoni

Stigmella svenssoni (Johansson, 1971)

orange-headed pigmy

mine

Oviposition at the underside of the leaf. The mine is a remarkably long, not very slender corridor. Frass line of inconstant width, mostly occupying more than half the width of the gallery.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.

phenology

In Scandinavia larvae have been found in August, in Britain between August and early-November (Emmet, 1983a; Johansson ao, 1990a)

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow, head brown (Borkowski, 1972b; Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a). Abdomen 9 with two pairs of setae (other species, as far as known, having three pairs).

synonyms

Nepticula svenssoni.

references

Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (1972b), Emmet (1983a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Johansson (1971a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1982a, 1986a), van Nieukerken & Johansson (2003a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

Last modified 18.ii.2020