Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.026 Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)
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the frass is coiled and red initially

 

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Pyrus (Pear), Cotoneaster frigidus.

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: September - October

Notes: The reddish frass is linear, later in arcs, finally dispersed (as shown). The larva is green.

Data: 02.x.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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