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4.034 Stigmella tityrella (Stainton, 1854)
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the mine is usually between veins


Food Plant: Fagus (Beech)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, end August - October

Notes: A Gallery completely without coiled frass, egg on underside against mid-rib amongst hairs in angle with vein (this distinguishes it from S.hemargyrella, which has the egg away from the midrib). The larva is yellow, dark head and prothoracic plate (as shown).  

Data: 26.x.2003, Etherow Country Park, Stockport, VC58

Image:© Shane Farrell

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