Stigmella obliquella: Distribution map

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4.038 BF70
Stigmella obliquella

(Heinemann, 1862)


Wingspan 4-5 mm.

The eggs of this species are laid on either side of the leaves of one of the smooth-leaved willows. The yellow larvae emerge in June and September and create a narrow mine, often parallel to the rib of the leaf.

The adult moths emerge in two generations: in May and August.

The moth is widely distributed, but not particularly common in most of Britain.

See also:
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)
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