Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.022 Stigmella regiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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early instar larva

 

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. The early instar larva is shown and the black ventral plates may be seen, which are not present in the mature larva.

Data: 18.ix.2015

Image:© Barry Dickerson

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