Nepticulidae

0078 (ABH4.053) Stigmella incognitella (=pomella), (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

KR00165

Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

The larvae create a slender gallery mine which is either straight or spirals to a small orange-brown blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): apples (Malus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 65 (24.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 July to 02 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 17 June to 30 November

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Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella roborella on Oak
Stigmella roborella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Apple
Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Apple Pygmy Stigmella malella

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