|0100 ~ Stigmella oxyacanthella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.
First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. A fairly uncommon species in north Wales. Probably overlooked.
Wingspan : M & F 5-6mm.
Many species of Stigmella are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf mine.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Hawthorn, apple, pear and cotoneaster.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva produces a slender gallery which becomes broader filled with coiled frass, later the frass is put in an irregular central line. Pupates in a dark brown cocoon on the soil.
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Photo by DB, 29th Sept 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on Apple