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0083 ~ Stigmella atricapitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A handful of scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4.5-6mm.

Confusion species

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 (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant grows.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs generally laid on underside of leaf, occasionally on the top. Larva forms a short gallery which widens quickly. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos