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0068 ~ Stigmella salicis
UK Status

Resident. Very common through the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4-6mm.

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 (Bivoltine)


Wetter areas wherever the foodplant grows.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a very variable mine, starts as a broad gallery often ending in a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with id).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 1st Nov 2012, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows mine on sallow