Nepticulidae

0108 (ABH4.023) Stigmella crataegella, (Klimesch, 1936)

KR00126

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


General Information

This moth has narrow bronzy forewings with a broad silvery fascia and a purplish tinge. It is very similar to S. hybnerella.


The larvae create a slender gallery mine, often following the leaf margin, which broadens abruptly with hairpin bends.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 208 (77%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 August to 08 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 11 November

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


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