The Moths of Suffolk
63 Stigmella lemniscella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : elm (Ulmus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella continuella
Stigmella alnetella
    Leaf-mineStigmella ulmivora
Stigmella viscerella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on elm - Great Thurlow, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on elm - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on elm - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on elm - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on elm - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on elm - Somerleyton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard