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4.013 Stigmella malella (Stainton, 1854)
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an early mine


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 (as shown).

Data: 17.ix.2011, Mileham, Norfolk (top photo); 22.viii.2011, Broadholme, Lincs, VC56 (bottom photo)

Image:© Rob Edmunds (top photo), Martin Gray (bottom photo)

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