Stigmella torminalis (Wood, 1890)

hereford pigmy

mine

Egg at the leaf underside. Initially a straight, narrow corridor, becoming wider and more contorted, in the end almost a blotch. Frass linear throughout. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous (?)

Sorbus torminalis.

Records from other hostplants (Amelanchier ovalis, Sorbus aria, aucuparia) probably are based on misidentifications (Johansson ea (1999a).

phenology

Larvae in July.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Known only from one locality in Britain and two records in Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz) (Johansson ao, 1999a); also the Crimea.

larva

Pale yellow, head blackish.

references

Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1940a, 1950c), Klimesch & Skala (1936c), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Maček (1999a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1986a), Schoorl ao (1985a), Skala (1939a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

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