Nepticulidae

0112 (ABH4.007) Stigmella luteella, (Stainton, 1857)

KR00099

Mine on Birch
Mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has a narrow forewing with a purplish-bronzy sheen and a whitish fascia which narrows towards the costa.

 

The larvae produce a contorted narrow gallery which initially encircles the spot the egg was laid, but which then forms a straight but irregular mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 54 (20%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 July to 25 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 June to 28 November

Similar Species
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Leaf mine on Hazel
Leaf mine on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Silver Birch
Leaf mine on Silver 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