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4.028 Stigmella minusculella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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larva in mine


Food Plant: Pyrus communis (Pear)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June-July, August-September

Notes: Initially a long slender gallery, which then widens and the frass remains linear. In thick leaves the frasss may become coiled (as shown). The larva is green (as shown)

Data: 31.viii.2009, Little Marcle, Herefordshire, VC 36, John Langmaid, Michael Harper

Image:© John Langmaid

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