Saturday, 19 February 2011

Another leaf mining moth; Stigmella aurella

If you look over any patch of Bramble/Blackberry at the moment you will almost certainly find the mine of this rather stunning little moth. The top photo shows the mine the larvae make in the leaves and the bottom photo shows the rather nice looking adult. Its probably one of the easiest leaf-mining moths you can find as it occurs at all altitudes from sea level to the highest hills as long as there is bramble growing.

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