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4.010 Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854)
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dorsal view
dorsal view
dorsal view
lateral view


Food Plant: Carpinus (Hornbeam), Corylus (Hazel)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: end of June - July, September - November

Notes: A narrow gallery, tending to follow veins of leaf. The early part with linear frass. The larva is yellow, head pale brown (as shown). The larva is seen in lateral view (bottom photo).

Data: 24.vi.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12 (top two photos); 12.x.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC 12 (bottom two photos)

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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