Nepticulidae

0050 (ABH4.045) Stigmella aurella, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR00152

Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Stigmella aurella on Bramble - larvae visible in mines
Stigmella aurella on Bramble - larvae visible in mines
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella aurella mine on Bramble
Stigmella aurella mine on Bramble
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a rich orange head and coppery purple forewing with metallic golden fascia.

 

The larvae produce very distinctive leaf-mines.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), strawberries (Fragaria spp.), agrimonys (Agrimonia spp.)
Flying: Three generations, May, July and September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 258 (95.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 January to 03 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 January to 30 December

Similar Species
Mines on Bramble sp.
Mines on Bramble sp.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Dewberry
Mine on Dewberry
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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