Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.038 Stigmella obliquella (Heinemann, 1862)
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the mine ends in a blotch

 

Food Plant: Salix - smooth leaved varieties (Willow), S.fragilis, S.alba, S.viminalis, S.babylonica, S.purpurea, S.pentandra         

Egg: Either side of the leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October 

Notes: An early gallery filled with frass, later leaving clear margins, finally a blotch. Larva amber, head and faint ventral spots, brown. Mine on Salix babylonica. Mine on Salix fragilis

Data: 27.x.2003, Portsmouth, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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