The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Scrobipalpa stangei (E. Hering, 1889)
[Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae]


Gelechia stangei E. Hering, 1889. Stett. ent. Ztg. 50: 299.
Scrobipalpa stangei
(E. Hering, 1889).


Leaf-miner: Broad, transparant (full depth) gallery. Pupation external (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Two, rather different descriptions exist about the appearance of the larva. See (Bland et al., 2002a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Described by Patočka and Turčáni (2005a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Adult: The adult is not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update). The male and female genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.

Comments: Triglochin maritimum is treated as Triglochin maritima (Sea Arrowgrass) and Triglochin palustre is treated as Triglochin palustris (Marsh Arrowgrass) by Stace (2010).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Juncaginaceae        
Triglochin maritimum Sea Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant
Triglochin palustre Marsh Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere:

Juncaginaceae        
Triglochin maritimum Sea Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Triglochin palustre Marsh Arrowgrass British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including Isle of Wight (NBN Atlas).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Danish mainland, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norwegian mainland, Poland and Sweden (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Triglochin maritimum (= Triglochin maritima), Triglochin palustre (= Triglochin palustris)

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



External links: Search the internet:
Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths
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