Nepticulidae

0088 (ABH4.062) Stigmella samiatella, (Zeller, 1839)

KR00181

Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Sweet Chestnut
Leaf mine on Sweet Chestnut
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is one of three species in which the adults can only be reliably identified by genital dissection.

 

The larvae product a long, contorted gallery mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: c.5-7 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: Two generations, June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Proposed Red Data Book

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 August to 02 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 June to 30 November

Similar Species
Stigmella roborella on Oak
Stigmella roborella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
On Elm.
On Elm.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Proposed Red Data Book