Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae

70 Stigmella obliquella (Heinemann, 1862)

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Food Plant: Salix (Willow)                   

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.

Image: Ian Thirlwell

Data: 27.x.2003, Portsmouth, VC11, John Langmaid, mine on Salix fragilis