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0063 ~ Stigmella lemniscella
UK Status

Resident. Occurs throughout the British Isles but is more common in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

A handful of records from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-6mm.

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 (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant grows.



Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on whych elm