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4.055 Stigmella hemargyrella (Kollar, 1832)
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the mines start away from the midrib


Food Plant: Fagus (Beech)

Egg: Either leaf surface

Mine: June, August - early September

Notes: A gallery, with coiled frass in central part. The mine has the egg away from the midrib which distinguishes it from S.tityrella as this has the egg on the underside against mid-rib amongst hairs in angle with vein. The larva is whitish-yellow, head pale brown.

Data: 10.xi.2010, Marple, Cheshire, VC58

Image:© Steve Hind

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