Nepticulidae

0115 (ABH4.009) Stigmella alnetella, (Stainton, 1856)

KR00101

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


General Information

This moth has a purple/brown forewing which is more golden towards the dorsum and a bright silver fascia beyond the middle.

 

The larvae create a slender winding gallery mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 55 (20.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 09 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 24 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Elm
Leaf mine on Elm
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Leaf mine on Hazel
Leaf mine on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Birch
Mine on Birch
 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


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