Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.006 Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis, 1984
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the brown frass leaves margins in the gallery

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Egg: Usually underside of leaf

Mine: July - October

Notes: The frass isbrown and in arcs, with narrow clear margins (unlike S.continuella where the green frass completely fills the gallery). The larva is yellow, brown head, and dark ventral spots. 

Data: 27.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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