|0092 ~ Stigmella anomalella ~ Rose Leaf Miner|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
A few records, the last coming from the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 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 is found.
Wild and cultivated species of rose.
Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a long sinuous gallery. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 29th August 2012, Middletown