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0092 ~ Stigmella anomalella ~ Rose Leaf Miner
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records, the last coming from the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Wild and cultivated species of rose.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th August 2012, Middletown