Stigmella alnetella

Family: Nepticulidae

115     *     Stigmella alnetella

Needs breeding through to confirm
Photographs: Leaf mine on Italian Alder (Alnus cordata). August 2011

Wingspan: 4-5mm

Food plant: Italian Alder (Alnus cordata) and Common Alder (A.glutinosa)
Mine: July and September-October
Egg on underside. Narrow gallery with frass in thin, central line, never coiled. Larva pale yellow with pale brown head.

Similar: 114 Stigmella glutinosae. Mines need breeding through

Stigmella alnetella

Stigmella alnetella

Stigmella alnetella
Leaf mine on Italian Alder, Alnus cordata. Aughinish, Co. Limerick, W Ireland. August 2011

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