Nepticulidae

0095 (ABH4.019) Stigmella viscerella, (Stainton, 1853)

KR00116

On Elm.
On Elm.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
On Elm.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Stigmella viscerella on Elm
Stigmella viscerella on Elm
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a plain-looking bronzy olive forewing which is darker towards the apex.

 

The larvae create a slender contorted gallery that initially looks like a tiny blotch but which then progresses in a series of very tight 'S' turns.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Foodplant(s): elms (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 191 (70.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 October to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 August to 28 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine of Stigmella basiguttella on Oak
Leaf mine of Stigmella basiguttella on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stigmella tiliae mine on Lime
Stigmella tiliae mine on Lime
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Rose
Leaf mine on Rose
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Rose Leaf Miner Stigmella anomalella


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green