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0080 ~ Stigmella ulmivora
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in Britain as far north as Durham.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. This is only the 5th record for north Wales, probably overlooked.

Wingspan :   M & F 4-5mm.

Confusion species


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

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Elm.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva produces very variable mines which all start with a slender gallery. Pupates in a reddish-brown cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Sept 2013, Middletown