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4.031 Stigmella mespilicola (Frey, 1856)
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makes a short mine

Food Plant: Sorbus torminalis (Wild Service-tree), S.aria (Whitebeam), S.intermedia (Swedish Whitebeam)

Egg: upperside of leaf

Mine: June-July;August-September

Notes: Makes a short mine, which gradually widens, with frass in a broad central line. It may end in a small blotch. The larva is pale green/yellow green. Mine shown is from a Wild Service-tree

National Status: pRDB2

Bradley No: 99a

Data: 13.ix.2012, Lydney, Glos., VC34

Image:© Guy Meredith

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