Stigmella microtheriella Nepticulidae

ABH 4.010
B&F 111   *   Stigmella microtheriella

Leaf mine photographs on Hazel, Corylus avellana. September 2011
Wingspan: 4-5mm
Season: May-June

Food plants: Hornbeam (Carpinus) and Hazel (Corylus)
Mine: June-August
Egg on underside, often near vein. Reddish-brown frass linear at the start, coiled in central section and finally dispersed. Close loops are formed, often creating a secondary blotch. Many mines can be present. Larva green.

Similar: Stigmella floslactella and S. oxyacanthella

Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella microtheriella
Parkstone, Dorset. September 2011

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