The Moths of Suffolk
64 Stigmella continuella, (Stainton, 1856)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Birch woodland and where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; August and September to October

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Aston's Additions : Claude Morley took a specimen on Monks Soham window in 1940 (Trans. S.N.S. Vol. IV, p. 155).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella lemniscella
Stigmella alnetella
    Leaf-mineStigmella betulicola
Stigmella luteella
Stigmella sakhalinella
Stigmella lapponica
Stigmella confusella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Mine on birch (Betula) - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.x.2010) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Silver Birch - Melton, Suffolk (28.ix.2002) © A Prichard