Nepticulidae

0110 (ABH4.005) Stigmella betulicola, (Stainton, 1856)

KR00096

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has a purple bronze forewing with a whitish fascia well extends beyond the middle of the forewing.

 

The larvae create a contorted gallery. Often there are several mines in one leaf. The larvae seem to prefer seedlings close to the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Mainly coastal.

Regional Information

Recorded in 29 (10.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2017

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 16 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Hazel
Leaf mine on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Birch
Mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Italian Alder
Mine on Italian Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Alder
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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