Nepticulidae

0077 (ABH4.034) Stigmella tityrella, (Stainton, 1854)

KR00138

Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth is very similar to other Nepticulidae.

 

The larvae produce an S-shaped mine, usually within the confines of two veins. The larvae can often be found in 'green islands' in fallen leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 120 (44.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 September to 25 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 June to 29 November

Similar Species
Stigmella floslactella mine on Hazel
Stigmella floslactella mine on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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