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4.045 Stigmella aurella (Fabricius, 1775)
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the larva is yellow


Food Plant: Rubus (Bramble), Geum, Fragaria, Agrimonia

Egg: Either leaf surface

Mine: May-June, July-August, October-March

Notes: A common leaf miner. A long gallery with dispersed frass. The larva is amber-yellow, head yellowish-brown. The mine above is the variant S.aurella f. gei

Data: 25.x.2007, Castle Ashby lakes, Northants (VC32)

Image:© David Manning

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