Stigmella continuella

Family: Nepticulidae

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Leaf mine photographs on Birch, Betula. UK September 2011

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight time: Two generations, May and August

Food plant: Birch (Betula spp.)
Mine: June-July and September-October
Egg underside, often in leaf axil. A slender corridor, initially strongly contorted and causing a brown spot in the leaf. Later stages 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. UK. September 2011

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