Caloptilia stigmatella ( Fabricius, 1781 ),

Kirichenko, Natalia, Triberti, Paolo, Akulov, Evgeniy, Ponomarenko, Margarita, Gorokhova, Svetlana, Sheiko, Viktor, Ohshima, Issei & Lopez-Vaamonde, Carlos, 2019, Exploring species diversity and host plant associations of leaf-mining micromoths (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Russian Far East using DNA barcoding, Zootaxa 4652 (1), pp. 1-55: 18

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Caloptilia stigmatella ( Fabricius, 1781 )


Caloptilia stigmatella ( Fabricius, 1781) 

( Fig. 10HView FIGURE 10)

Material examined. Russia: AO, Skovorodino , nearby the train station, 53.98N, 123.93E, 431 m alt., Salix  sp., 26. VIGoogleMaps  .2016, 1 larva, NK565, MK 403711View Materials; SO  , Sakhalin Island, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Gagarin Park , 46.97N, 142.75E, 69 m alt., Salix  sp., 11.VII.2017, 1 larva, NK620, MK 403678View MaterialsGoogleMaps  , deposited in INRA.

Leaf mine. The blotch mine is usually bigger than in other Caloptilia  spp. listed above, more strongly contorted (that reminds Phyllonorycter  mines), situated along the leaf margin, and is preceded by a relatively long, easily distinguishable epidermal tunnel which starts near the main or a secondary vein ( Fig. 10HView FIGURE 10). After vacating the mine, the larva moves to the leaf tip (often on the neighbor leaf), bends it downwards creating a triangular cone in which it continues feeding ( Fig. 10HView FIGURE 10). Pupation is external, in a cocoon on the low side of the leaf.

Trophic specialization. Mainly oligophagous on Salicaceae  : Salix  , Populus  , Chosenia  , rarely found on Betulaceae  ( Betula  ), Myricaceae  ( Myrica gale  ), Fabaceae  ( Robinia pseudoacacia  ) (Baryshnikova 2016; De Prins & De Prins 2018; Ellis 2018).

Distribution. Russia: RFE—AO, KK, PK, SO, KamK; Siberia, European part ( Baryshnikova 2008, 2016); Japan, China, Korea, Mongolia, India, North Africa, Central Asia, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Europe, Canada ( De Prins & De Prins 2018).


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Sofia University