Nepticulidae

0065 (ABH4.056) Stigmella speciosa, (Frey, 1858)

KR00170

Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
Stigmella speciosa mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a golden brown/purple forewing with a narrow silver or pale-gold fascia.

 

The larvae form a long contorted gallery mine. The frass in the later part of the mine can be neatly scattered or remain in a narrow central line.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 July to 27 November

Similar Species
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Leaf mine on Elm
Leaf mine on Elm
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
Stigmella continuella mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Yellow