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64 Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)
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there may be many mines on a leaf


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. There may be several mines on a leaf - as shown.

Data: 30.ix.2010, Sane Copse, Northamptonshire, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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