Nepticulidae

0053 (ABH4.047) Stigmella splendidissimella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

KR00154

Mine on Dewberry
Mine on Dewberry
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Dewberry
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Mine on Dewberry
Mine on Dewberry
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a black head and coppery-purple forewings with a straight, metallic golden fascia.

 

The larvae mine a very long sinuous gallery.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Dewberry (Rubus caesius), avens (Geum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 July to 17 November

Similar Species
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Yellow, Brown