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0111 ~ Stigmella microtheriella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 3-4mm.

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

Hazel and hornbeam.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery widening gradually. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 31st July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Mine showing central frass line.

Photo by DB, 18th Sept 2011, Middletown