|4.034 ~ 0077 ~ Stigmella tityrella|
Resident. Common in Britain as far north as the Scottish Highlands where it is more scarce.
Very scattered records from around the county.
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.
|Flight time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant grows.
Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on underside of the leaf. Larva forms a narrow gallery which soon develops into a series of 'S' turns between the veins. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Photo by PRW, 1st Nov 2013, Commins Coch
Leaf mine on beech