Stigmella continuella Nepticulidae

ABH 4.044
B&F 64   *   Stigmella continuella

Leaf mine photographs on Birch, Betula. September 2011
Wingspan: 4-5mm
Season: Two generations, May and August

Food plant: Birch (Betula spp.)
Mine: June-July and September-October
Egg underside, often in leaf axil. Slender corridor, initially strongly contorted causing a brown spot in the leaf. Later stages are straighter, often following a vein. Corridor +/- filled with coiled, greenish frass.

Similar: Stigmella sakhalinella

Stigmella continuella

Stigmella continuella

Stigmella continuella
Leaf mine on Birch, Betula. Studland, Dorset. September 2011

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