Stigmella hemargyrella Nepticulidae

ABH 4.055
B&F 81   *   Stigmella hemargyrella

Photographs: Leaf mine on Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Sept 2011

Wingspan: 5-6mm
Season: April-May and July-August

Food plant: Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Mine: June and August-September
Egg usually upperside near margin. Mine is wide corridor usually from the margin towards the midrib with distinctly coiled frass in central section.

Similar: Stigmella tityrella. Egg near midrib, frass never coiled.

Stigmella hemargyrella

Stigmella hemargyrella

Stigmella hemargyrella
Parkstone, Dorset. September 2011

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