Nepticulidae

0063 (ABH4.043) Stigmella lemniscella (=marginicolella), (Zeller, 1839)

KR00150

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


General Information

This moth has a black head, and a purple/golden forewing with a silver fascia.

 

The larvae form a narrow gallery mine which often follows the leaf margin.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): elms (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 211 (78.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 September to 08 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 June to 29 November

Similar Species
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Alder
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Grey, Green