Family: Nepticulidae

93     *     Stigmella centifoliella

Leaf mine photographs on Dog-rose, Rosa canina agg. Sept 2011
Needs breeding through to separate from S. anomalella

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

Food plant: Rose (Rosa). More frequent on cultivars than S. anomalella
Mine: June-July and September-October
Egg usually on underside of leaf. The mine forms a long, winding corridor, often with a hairpin bend. Frass is in a central line with clear margins for the full length, and never coiled.

Stigmella centifoliella
Leaf mine on Dog-rose, Rosa canina agg. Bantry, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. September 2011

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