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4.022 Stigmella regiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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the initial gallery is filled with coiled red-brown frass

Food Plant: Crataegus sp. (Hawthorn)

Egg: Underside of leaf, close by or on a leaf margin

Mine: August - November

Notes: The initial gallery is narrow and is filled with red-brown coiled frass (as illustrated). It then turns abruptly to form a blotch with a thin line of blackish frass, which may be coiled or irregular. The larva is yellow with a pale brown head. Two black dots are seen behind the head capsule - these are the paired lobes of the brain and are particularly visible in the larva of this species (as shown).

National Status: Local

Bradley No; 107

Data: 25.ix.2005, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset, VC6

Image:© Rich Andrews

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