Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.027 Stigmella pyri(Glitz,1865)
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occupied mine

 

Food Plant: Pyrus spp. (Pear)

Egg: Upperside of the leaf

Mine: July; Sept - Oct

Notes: Makes a very contorted gallery (as shown). The larva is green with a red gut line and pale head (as shown). The mine here is on Pyrus communis.

Data: 18.ix.2008, Cheltenham, East Gloucesterhsire (VC 33)

Image:© Robert Homan

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