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4.038 Stigmella obliquella (Heinemann, 1862)
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the mine ends in a blotch

Food Plant: Salix - smooth leaved varieties (Willow), S.fragilis, S.alba, S.viminalis, S.babylonica, S.purpurea, S.pentandra      

Egg: Either side of the leaf

Mine: June - July, September - October 

Notes: An early gallery filled with frass, later leaving clear margins, finally a blotch. Larva amber, head and faint ventral spots, brown. Mine on Salix babylonica.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 70

Data: 02.xi.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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