Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.005 Stigmella betulicola (Stainton, 1856)
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larvae in mine

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - early November

Notes: The mine is long (usually 3 - 4 cm) and contorted with the mine edges more or less parallel (compare with S.luteella where the edges are scalloped); The larva is yellow, gut-line green, with a small brown spot on the prothorax (as shown).  There are often several mines in a leaf. The mines are found frequently on seedlings and small plants.

Data: 20.x.2015, Hull, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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