The Moths of Suffolk
53 Stigmella splendidissimella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs, said to prefer shadier situations

Flight Period : Double-brooded; April to May and August

Larval foodplants : Dewberry (Rubus caesius), other species of Rubus, avens (Geum), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella aurella
Stigmella pretiosa
    Leaf-mineStigmella aurella
Stigmella auromarginella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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