Nepticulidae

0097 (ABH4.013) Apple Pygmy Stigmella malella, (Stainton, 1854)

KR00105

Leaf mine on Apple
Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has a brown forewing with a shining white fascia beyond the middle.

 

The larvae create a narrow winding gallery mine that gradually widens.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 74 (27.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 June to 20 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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