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0103 ~ Stigmella nylandriella
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout the British Isles, local in the south but more common in the west and north.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records across 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 (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Rowan.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 10th Sept 2014, Dylife