|0070 ~ Stigmella obliquella|
Resident. Widespread, but never a common species.
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.
Many species of Stigmella are similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the leaf-mine in the foodplant.
time & Voltinity
Leaf miner. Eggs on leaf. Larva forms narrow gallery, widening, finally forming blotch. Pupates in brown silk covered cocoon.
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Photo by DB, 22nd Oct 2013, Middletown
Reared from tenanted mine & Gen. Det.