The Moths of Suffolk
50 Stigmella aurella, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Three broods; April, July and September

Larval foodplants : Bramble (Rubus),Water and Wood Avens (Geum), strawberry (Fragaria) and agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : An abundant kind in bramble-leaves. Very numerous on oaks in Bentley Woods (Trans. ii, p. clxxvi); Foxhall in April (Morley) Leiston (Grey).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella splendidissimella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia rubivora
Stigmella splendidissimella
Stigmella auromarginella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (26.x.2009) © Neil Sherman

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vacated mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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vacated mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
vacated mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
vacated mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
 
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vacated mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.x.2009) © Neil Sherman