|4.06 ~ 0084 ~ Stigmella ruficapitella|
Resident. Widespread and probably common throughout the British Isles.
Scattered records from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 4.5-5.75mm.
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 the upperside of the leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which widens markedly. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak