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0050 ~ Stigmella aurella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout England and Wales, less common in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-7mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Stigmella are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Continuous?)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Bramble.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on either side of the leaf. Larva forms a long gallery which gradually widens. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Jan 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows an old mine in bramble.

Photo by DB, 18th Sept 2011, Middletown