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0067 ~ Stigmella plagicolella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles except Scotland where it is virtually absent.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded in the county, the latest records coming from Middletown in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4-5mm.

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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Blackthorn and other wild species of Prunus.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a long sinuous gallery then abruptly into a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on prunus

Photo by DB, 13th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on prunus