Stigmella hemargyrella

Family: Nepticulidae

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Photographs: Leaf mine on Beech (Fagus sylvatica). August 2011

Wingspan: 5-6mm
Flight time: April-May and July-August

Food plant: Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Mine: June and August-September
Egg usually upperside, near margin. The mine is a wide corridor usually running from the margin toward the midrib with distinctly coiled frass in the central section.

Similar: Stigmella tityrella. Egg near midrib, frass never coiled.

Stigmella hemargyrella

Stigmella hemargyrella

Stigmella hemargyrella
Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, W Ireland. August 2011

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