|0103 ~ Stigmella nylandriella|
Resident. Found throughout the British Isles, local in the south but more common in the west and north.
Scattered records from across 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.
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Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a long contorted gallery. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 10th Sept 2014, Dylife