Nepticulidae

0099 (ABH4.030) Stigmella hybnerella, (Hübner, 1796)

KR00134

Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Stigmella hybnerella mine on Hawthorn
Stigmella hybnerella mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The male moth has a black head and a greenish golden metallic forewing with silver fascia. The female has a black or orange head.

 

The larvae create a slender direct gallery which changes abruptly to a blotch, usually on the leaf margin.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: Two/three generations, April-May, July-August and September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 260 (96.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 June to 19 November

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


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