|0075 ~ Stigmella floslactella|
Resident. Common in Britain as far north as the Caledonian Canal.
Just a few records, most recently from the east of the county, probably overlooked.
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.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant grows.
Hazel and hornbeam.
Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on underside of the leaf. Larva forms a very narrow mine which gradually widens. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 12th July 2011, Middletown