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4.035 Stigmella salicis (Stainton, 1854)
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the mine is contorted

Food Plant: Salix species - rough leaved (Willow), S.caprea, S.aurita, S.cinerea

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - November

Notes: A contorted gallery leading to small blotch. The larva is amber yellow, head brown. Mine shown is on S.caprea

National status: Common

Bradley No: 68

Data: 07.ix.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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