|0111 ~ Stigmella microtheriella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.
A few scattered records.
Wingspan : M & F, 3-4mm.
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.
Hazel and hornbeam.
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).
Click map for larger image
Photo by MW, 31st July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Mine showing central frass line.
Photo by DB, 18th Sept 2011, Middletown