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0099 ~ Stigmella hybnerella
UK Status

Resident. Very common through the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the south of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4-5mm.

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

Hawthorn.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 4th Sept 2011, Middletown