Nepticulidae

0081 (ABH4.055) Stigmella hemargyrella, (Kollar, 1832)

KR00169

Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has bronzy brown forewings with a silver metallic fascia.

 

The larvae produce a slender gallery, the frass becoming distinctly coiled.

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 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

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

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 June to 16 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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