|4.043 ~ 0063 ~ Stigmella lemniscella|
Resident. Occurs throughout the British Isles but is more common in the south.
A handful of records from the eastern side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 5-6mm.
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
Wherever the foodplant grows.
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).
Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on whych elm