0117 (ABH4.003) Stigmella confusella, (Wood, 1894)



General Information

This moth has a yellowish brown forewing with an ill-defined whitish fascia beyond the middle.


The larvae produce a long angular gallery. Unlike the similar mine produced by S. lapponica this mine has black frass throughout.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2017

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 07 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Silver Birch
Leaf mine on Silver Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Larva Type:
White, Green, Brown