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4.034 Stigmella tityrella (Stainton, 1854)
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dorsal view
ventral view

 

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 and darkens as it emerges from the mine (as shown).  Note the ventral ganglia in the bottom photo.

Data: 11.x.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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