The Moths of Suffolk
67 Stigmella plagicolella, (Stainton, 1854)

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 to June and August

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Bullace (Prunus domestica ssp institia) and Wild Plum (Prunus domestica), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found at Rendham (Bloomfield); and among blackthom at Lowestoft (Boyd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella filipendulae
Stigmella ulmariae
Stigmella poterii
Stigmella prunetorum
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia spinosella
Stigmella prunetorum

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago larvapupa ovapupaimago larva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Vacated leaf mine on blackthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Vacated leaf mine on blackthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Merged pair of leaf mines on blackthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Merged pair of leaf mines on blackthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Blackthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leaf-mine on blackthorn - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard