Nepticulidae

0089 (ABH4.058) Stigmella basiguttella, (Heinemann, 1862)

KR00173

Leaf mine of Stigmella basiguttella on Oak
Leaf mine of Stigmella basiguttella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine of Stigmella basiguttella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has a black head and bronzy brown/grey forewings with a green tint. There is a pale yellow spot at the base of the forewing.

 

The larvae produce a long sinuous gallery which widens gradually and is filled with green frass.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4.5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 187 (69.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 June to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 04 December

Similar Species
On Elm.
On Elm.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green