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0075 ~ Stigmella floslactella
UK Status

Resident. Common in Britain as far north as the Caledonian Canal.

Montgomeryshire Status

Just a few records, most recently from the east of the county, probably overlooked.

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 (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant grows.


Hazel and hornbeam.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on underside of the leaf. Larva forms a very narrow mine which gradually widens. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 12th July 2011, Middletown