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4.010 Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854)
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there may be several mines in a leaf


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. The leaf of Corylus avellanae above has an exceptional number of mines!

Data: 09.ix.2006, Southsea, Hants,VC11

Image:© John Langmaid

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