The mine of Stigmella hisaii Kuroko (Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:H. Kuroko
Journal:Japan Heterocerists' Journal
Date Published:2006-08-30
ISBN Number:0286-3537
Accession Number:14301007940
Keywords:Castanopsis cuspidata, Japan, Leafmines, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Stigmella castanopsiella, Stigmella hisaii

The female adult of Stigmella hisaii usually deposits her egg on the surface near the tip of leaf of Castanopsis cuspidata. The mine commences from there and extends in broad linear form along leaf margin toward base, whereas in S. castanopsiella the mine extends 22-25 mm long in slender linear shape along midrib toward base, and then after larval ecdysis it leaves midrib to make a broad linear mine.

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