Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.013 Stigmella malella (Stainton, 1854)
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the initial gallery is sinuous

 

Food Plant: Malus (Apple)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October

Notes: The gallery is sinuous, widening later, with linear frass. The larva is yellow, head brown. Mine shown is in M.sylvestris.

Data: 05.ix.2006, Pamber Forest, Hampshire, VC12, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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