Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.044 Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)
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the mine browns as it ages and becomes more visible

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October  

Notes: The mine starts from brown spot, later filled with greenish frass. The larva is yellow. The mine is difficult to locate initially but becomes brown as it ages (as shown).

Data: 27.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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