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4.038 ~ 0070 ~ Stigmella obliquella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread, but never a common species.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the east of the county at Middleton in 2013. This was only the 9th record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 4-5mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Stigmella are similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Damper places


Smooth-leaved willows.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs on leaf. Larva forms narrow gallery, widening, finally forming blotch. Pupates in brown silk covered cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd Oct 2013, Middletown
Reared from tenanted mine & Gen. Det.