Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.022 Stigmella regiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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the initail 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.

Data: 9.x.2003, Thornden Wood, East Kent, VC15, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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