|0116 ~ Stigmella lapponica|
Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.
A few scattered records on the western side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 5-7mm.
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 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).
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Photo by DB, 31st Aug 2019, Wern Claypits
Leaf mine on Birch