Nepticulidae

0082 (ABH4.020) Stigmella paradoxa, (Frey, 1858)

KR00120

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

The adults of this species can be seen flying around hawthorn bushes in late afternoon.

 

The larvae create a circular blotch mine without a gallery.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late April-early May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2017

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 25 June to 17 October

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Leaf mine on apple
Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
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Stigmella roborella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, Green, Brown