|0108 ~ Stigmella crataegella|
Resident. Very common and widespread throughout the British Isles.
A few records for the county, the last occasion was Middletown in 2011.
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 laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which broadens abruptly doubling back on itself several times. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 13th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on hawthorn