|0099 ~ Stigmella hybnerella|
Resident. Very common through the British Isles.
A few records from the south of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 4-5mm.
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.
Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which changes abruptly into a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 4th Sept 2011, Middletown