|4.002 ~ 0116 ~ Stigmella lapponica|
Resident. Common throughout the British Isles.
A few scattered records from across 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.
|Flight 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).
Photo by DB, 31st Aug 2019, Wern Claypits
Leaf mine on Birch