Nepticulidae

0111 (ABH4.010) Stigmella microtheriella, (Stainton, 1854)

KR00102

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


General Information

This moth has a purplish-bronzy forewing with a silvery fascia.

 

The larvae produce a slender, angular gallery. Several larvae can often be found mining the same leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 185 (68.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 June to 04 December

Similar Species
Stigmella floslactella mine on Hazel
Stigmella floslactella mine on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
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