Stigmella floslactella

Family: Nepticulidae

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Photographs: Leaf mine on Hazel (Corylus advenella). July 2011

Wingspan: 6mm
Flight time: Two generations, May and August

Food plants: Hazel (Corylus) and Hornbeam (Carpinus)
Mine: June-July and September-October
Egg underside of leaf in leaf axil. Initially a slender corridor, the first third almost filled by frass, then widening, the frass leaving clear margins.

Similar: Stigmella microtheriella

Stigmella floslactella

Stigmella floslactella

Stigmella floslactella
Leaf mine on Hazel (Corylus). Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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