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4.052 Stigmella filipendulae (Wocke, 1871)
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the mine becomes a blotch

Food Plant: Filipendula vulgaris (Dropwort), F.ulmaria (Meadowsweet)

Egg: Upper surface of the leaf

Mine: June- July, late August - October

Notes: The first part of the mine is almost filled with frass and tends to follow the leaf margin. It then broadens into a blotch, which can fill the space between the the midrib and leaf edge. This species is now considered to be the same as S.ulmariae but S. filipendulae, being the senior name, takes precedence

National Status: pRDB3

Bradley No: 57

Data: 24.ix.2003, Winchester, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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