|0083 ~ Stigmella atricapitella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
A handful of scattered records from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 4.5-6mm.
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.
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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