Stigmella lapponica

Grey Birch Dot


Species Codes

B&F 116 RES 4.002

Other Names

Drab Birch Pigmy

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Species Account

A fairly widespread and common resident. Larvae create distinctive linear galleries on Birch. Vacated mines can still be found later in the year.


Woodland with Birch


Birch (Betula)

Record Verification

Grade L records of leafmines will require either the leaf or a good photograph.

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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