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4.058 Stigmella basiguttella (Heinemann, 1862)
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dorsal view
dorsal view


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, with a pale brown head and distinctive anal structures (as shown). The initial mine is greenish/brown and becomes more visible as it ages and goes browner.The larva can be seen.

Data: 16.x.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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