Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.026 Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)
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the larva is bright green

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Pyrus (Pear), Cotoneaster frigidus.

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: September - October

Notes: The reddish frass is linear, later in arcs, finally dispersed. The larva is green (as shown).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 100

Data: 14.x.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

References:
Heath, 1983, The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1
Emmet,1998, A field Guide to the Smaller British Lepidoptera

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