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4.002 ~ 0116 ~ Stigmella lapponica
UK Status

Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-7mm.

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+)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a long narrow gallery which tends to be angular. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 31st Aug 2019, Wern Claypits
Leaf mine on Birch