Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.022 Stigmella regiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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the egg is top right

 

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. Note the egg - top right, at the start of the gallery.

Data: 10.x.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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