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4.044 Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)
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the initial gallery is very convoluted. Later it is filled with green frass


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October  

Notes: The mine starts from brown spot, later filled with greenish frass. The larva is yellow (appears green in mine). The mine is difficult to locate initially but becomes brown as it ages.

Data: 27.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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