The Moths of Suffolk
68 Stigmella salicis, (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; April to May and July to August

Larval foodplants : Rough-leaved sallows (Salix caprea, Salix cinerea, Salix aurita), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella obliquella
Stigmella myrtilella
Stigmella carpinella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia intimella
Stigmella obliquella
Stigmella zelleriella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Tenanted leafmine on Salix - Boyton, Suffolk (11.ix.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 Salix - Boyton, Suffolk (11.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Salix - Boyton, Suffolk (11.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on sallow - Coddenham, Suffolk (2.x.2004) © A Prichard