Nepticulidae

0067 (ABH4.042) Stigmella plagicolella, (Stainton, 1854)

KR00149

Stigmella plagicolella mine on Blackthorn
Stigmella plagicolella mine on Blackthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella plagicolella mine on Blackthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has dark forewings with bronzy and purple sheens and a neat whitish fascia.

 

The larvae create a narrow gallery leading to a blotch mine with frass at the centre.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Bullace (Prunus domestica)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 255 (94.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 June to 08 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 June to 30 November

Similar Species
Mine on Meadowsweet
Mine on Meadowsweet
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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