Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.029 [B&F: 0105] Stigmella desperatella (Frey, 1856)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in woodland in parts of England. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 4-5 mm. Adults difficult to distinguish from other Stigmella species, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Crab Apple, over-wintering as a pupa.

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