Nepticulidae

0105 (ABH4.029) Stigmella desperatella, (Frey, 1856)

KR00133

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

General Information

This moth has a red head and deep coppery brown wings.

 

The larvae create a slender gallery mine which often follows the leaf margin and which widens abruptly forming a false blotch. It is common to find several mines on one leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Red Data Book

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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Leaf mine on apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green, Blue, Red, Grey