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4.063 Stigmella roborella (Johansson, 1971)
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note the pale larva head

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Either side of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: The first  generation gallery is short, the second generation is longer. The frass is in a narrow line. The larva whitish-yellow, head pale brown (this distinguishes it from S.atricapitella which has a dark head).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 86

Data: 09.x.2005, Browndown, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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