Nepticulidae

0068 (ABH4.035) Stigmella salicis, (Stainton, 1854)

KR00139

Larva just emerged from mine in Sallow leaf
Larva just emerged from mine in Sallow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva just emerged from mine in Sallow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Sallow
Leaf mine on Sallow
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth is coarsely scaled with purplish forewings and an irregular yellowish fascia.

 

The larvae create a leaf mine which is variable in appearance and contains a highly contorted and parallel gallery often having a false blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): Eared Willow (Salix aurita), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 144 (53.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 03 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 June to 30 November

Similar Species
Mine on Sallow
Mine on Sallow
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine in Willow leaf
Leaf mine in Willow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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