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4.06 ~ 0084 ~ Stigmella ruficapitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and probably common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4.5-5.75mm.

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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the upperside of the leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which widens markedly. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak