|0084 ~ Stigmella ruficapitella|
Resident. Widespread and probably common throughout the British Isles.
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.
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).
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Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak