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4.010 Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854)
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the initial gallery has a thin frass line

Food Plant: Carpinus (Hornbeam), Corylus (Hazel)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: end of June - July, September - November

Notes: A narrow gallery, tending to follow veins of leaf. The early part with linear frass. The larva is yellow, head pale brown.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 111

Data: 26.x.2004, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancs, VC 59

Image:© Ben Smart

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