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95 Stigmella viscerella (Stainton, 1853)
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the frass later darkens

 

Food Plant: Ulmus (Elm)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: August - September

Notes: A gallery contorted, “gut”-shaped. The larva is green. The fresh frass is reddish in colour and there may be more than one mine in a leaf. 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: 27.x.2003, Flint's Wood, Riseley, Beds, VC30

Image:© David Manning

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