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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.)

Habitat

Damper places

Foodplant

Smooth-leaved willows.

Lifestage data

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

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