Thursday, 21 April 2016
Leaf mines of the micro moth Stigmella aurella (agg.)
One of a group of very similar looking moths where identifying individual species presents huge problems. This large group of moths are all tiny and the shape of the pale gallery or blotch created by the larva as it feeds is usually a better means of identification than comparing the adult moths. The foodplant is Bramble and these whitish mines are a familiar sight on the leaves - this is probably the commonest and most widespread leaf miner in the UK.
Sony DSC-HX20V f3.2 4.7mm 1/30 ISO 200