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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+)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Birch.

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).
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Montgomeryshire photos

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