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95 Stigmella viscerella (Stainton, 1853)
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contorted gallery

Food Plant: Ulmus (Elm)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: August - September

Notes: A gallery contorted, “gut”-shaped. The larva is green (as shown). The fresh frass is reddish in colour and there may be more than one mine in a leaf (as shown). S.lemniscella can make similar mines but the mine is initially in concentric circles, whereas viscerella has a zig-zag initial gallery (as shown).

Data: 26.ix.2004, Hayling Island, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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