The Moths of Suffolk
65 Stigmella speciosa, (Frey, 1858)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May with a partial second brood in August

Larval foodplants : Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella aurella
Stigmella lemniscella
Stigmella continuella

Compare confusion species
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Leafmine on Sycamore - Somerleyton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on sycamore - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sycamore - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sycamore - Somerleyton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard