Nepticulidae

0079 (ABH4.054) Stigmella perpygmaeella (=pygmaeella), (Doubleday, 1859)

KR00166

Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth has a bronzy grey-brown forewing, a brown-orange head and cilia concolourous with wing.

 

The larvae create a slender gallery mine of compact 'S' turns which unite in a false blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 173 (64.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 May to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 24 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella roborella on Oak
Stigmella roborella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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