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0113 ~ Stigmella sakhalinella
UK Status

Resident. Local and scarce in the southern counties of England and throughout Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

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

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms an irregular quite broad gallery which can finish up rather straight. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on birch