|0117 ~ Stigmella confusella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.
A handful of scattered records, mainly from the south of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 5-6mm.
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 laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a long sometimes angular gallery. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall
Photo by MW, 2nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi