Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.042 Stigmella plagicolella (Stainton, 1854)
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atypical mine

 

Food Plant: Prunus (Blackthorn).

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A narrow gallery, leading abruptly to a blotch. The larva is pale yellow, head brown. The mines of the autumn generation tend to be more elongate and this is an atypical example of the mine.

Data: 25.iX.2014, Yardley Chase, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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