Nepticulidae

0070 (ABH4.038) Stigmella obliquella, (Heinemann, 1862)

KR00144

Leaf mine in Willow leaf
Leaf mine in Willow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine in Willow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth closely resembles S. salicis, but is smaller, more coarsely scaled and with a narrower angled fascia.

 

The larvae create a narrow gallery mine which expands into a small blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Crack-willow (Salix fragilis), White Willow (Salix alba), Osier (Salix viminalis), Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica), Purple Willow (Salix purpurea), Bay Willow (Salix pentandra)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 July to 22 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 July to 30 November

Similar Species
Mine on Sallow
Mine on Sallow
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva just emerged from mine in Sallow leaf
Larva just emerged from mine in Sallow leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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