Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.044 Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)
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the initial mine is very convoluted and the later gallery is filled with green frass

 

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 (appears green in mine). The mine is difficult to locate initially but becomes brown as it ages.

Data: Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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