Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.026 Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)
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larva emerging from mine

 

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. The larva is green and is emerging from the mine (as shown). The mine is on Malus sp.

Data: 02.x.2011, Broadholme, Lincs, VC56

Image:© Martin Gray

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