Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.031 Stigmella mespilicola (Frey, 1856)
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vacated 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

Data: 14.x.2020, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, VC37

Image:© George Tordoff

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