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0117 ~ Stigmella confusella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the south of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-6mm.

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 sometimes angular gallery. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall

Photo by MW, 2nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Leaf mine