|0113 ~ Stigmella sakhalinella|
Resident. Local and scarce in the southern counties of England and throughout Wales.
A few records mainly from the eastern side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 4-5mm.
Many species of Stigmella are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms an irregular quite broad gallery which can finish up rather straight. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on birch