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4.037 Stigmella zelleriella (Snellen, 1875)
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a short gallery which follows the leaf edge

 

Food Plant: Salix repens (Creeping Willow)

Egg: underside of leaf

Mine: June-July; September-October

Notes: A short gallery, almost filled with frass, which usually follows the leaf edge then becomes a blotch, with dispersed frass, and occupying half the leaf (as shown). The vacated mines appear black. A rare miner in the UK, restricted to coastal sand dunes in south-east England and Kent. The larva is yellow to brownish yellow.

National Status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 71

Data: 2011, Kent, VC15

Image:© Tony Davis

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