Nepticulidae

0084 (ABH4.060) Stigmella ruficapitella, (Haworth, 1828)

KR00179

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is the most common member of this oak-feeding group.

 

The larvae create a long slender gallery mine that widens markedly compared with S. atricapitella.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4.5-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 73 (27%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 24 June to 04 December

Similar Species
Leaf Mine in Oak showing larva with ventral spots
Leaf Mine in Oak showing larva with ventral spots
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Holm Oak
Leaf mine on Holm Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella roborella on Oak
Stigmella roborella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Wistow Wood
Wistow Wood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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