Stigmella hybnerella

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Leaf mine photographs on Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. Sept 2011

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight time: Two generations, April-May and July-August

Food plants: Rosaceae: Hawthorn (Crataegus), also found on Sorbus, Amelanchier, Cotoneaster
Mine: May-June and July-September
Egg can be laid on either side of leaf. The early gallery with linear frass widens abruptly into a blotch with dispersed frass. Blotch often near leaf margin. White larva with brown head.

Stigmella hybnerella

Stigmella hybnerella

Stigmella hybnerella
Leaf mine on Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. Bantry, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. September 2011

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