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4.051 Stigmella poterii (Stainton, 1857)
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the larva is amber yellow, with a brown head

 

Food Plant: Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet), Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry), Potentilla erecta (Tormentil).

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October

Notes: A gallery following the leaf-edge. The larva is amber yellow, head brown (whereas S.aeneofasciella is a pale watery yellow). Mine shown is on Potentilla palustris.

Data: 28.ix.2006, Emer Bog, Hants, VC 11, John Langmaid and Brian Elliott

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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