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Stigmella aurella - one of our commonest leaf miners. It feeds on Bramble

This site is the result of an on-going project, set up to photograph and record all the leaf mining fauna which occur in Britain. Included also are stem miners and borers. Use has been made of SLR and Digital cameras, as well as Scanners, in compiling this site. The leaf mining fauna include Coleoptera (beetles), Diptera (flies), Hymenoptera (sawflies) and Lepidoptera (moths).

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The photo is of Stigmella aurella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) - one of our commonest leaf miners in the UK. It mines Bramble. (more)

Species described: 735


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 European Leaf miners

European leaf miners
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NBN Maps

This website now links to the BSBI distribution maps, which show records in 10km squares, by Vice County and the distribution of host plants through the BSBI Atlas project  (more) 

This website also links to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and the maps for coleoptera, diptera and hymenoptera are through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway (more)

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