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4.009 Stigmella alnetella (Stainton, 1856)
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the moths must be bred through to identify this miner


Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A narrow gallery with frass in thin central line. The larva is a pale yellow, head pale brown.The moths must be bred through to identify S.alnetella and S.glutinosae.

Data: 16.x.2003, Portsmouth, Hampshire, VC11, John Langmaid. Mine on Alnus cordata. Moth bred.

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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