Stigmella salicis

Family: Nepticulidae

68     *     Stigmella salicis

Photographs: Leaf mine on Salix. October 2011

Wingspan: 4-6mm
Flight time: Two generations, April-May and July-August

Food plant: Salix, prefers rough-leaved spp; S.caprea, S.aurita, S.cinerea
Mine: June-July and September-November
Egg on underside, usually near vein or margin. Mine can be variable, +/- contorted, with broad frass. The gallery leads to a small blotch. Larva amber with brown head.

Similar: Stigmella obliquella

Stigmella salicis

Stigmella salicis
Leaf mine on Goat Willow, Salix caprea. Gougane Barra, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. October 2011

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