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4.058 Stigmella basiguttella (Heinemann, 1862)
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frass browns as it ages


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October

Notes: The gallery is long and sinuous, filled with greenish frass. The larva is green. The initial mine is greenish/brown and becomes more visible as it ages and goes browner. An old mine, with brown frass is shown.

Data: Lancashire

Image:© Ian Kimber

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