Nepticulidae

0090 (ABH4.004) Stigmella tiliae, (Frey, 1856)

KR00095

Stigmella tiliae mine on Lime
Stigmella tiliae mine on Lime
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella tiliae mine on Lime
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has a black head and a plain pale bronzy brown forewing.

 

The larvae produce a highly contorted gallery mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4.5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), Common Lime (Tilia x europaea)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 September to 25 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 July to 27 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Rose
Leaf mine on Rose
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Rose Leaf Miner Stigmella anomalella
On Elm.
On Elm.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

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