Stigmella microtheriella

Family: Nepticulidae

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Photos: Leaf mines on Hazel, Corylus avellana. Sept, Oct 2011

Wingspan: 3-4mm
Flight time: May and August

Food plants: Hazel (Corylus avellana), also Hornbeam (Carpinus betulae)
Mine: June-July and September-November
Egg on underside of leaf. Long, narrow corridor with linear frass throughout the full length. In Hornbeam the mine often follows leaf veins.

Similar: Stigmella floslactella

Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella microtheriella
Leaf mines on Hazel, Corylus avellana. Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. September and October 2011

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