The Moths of Suffolk
70 Stigmella obliquella, (Heinemann, 1862)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Smooth-leaved willows (Salix fragilis, Salix alba, Salix viminalis, Salix babylonica), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella salicis
Stigmella myrtilella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia intimella
Stigmella salicis
Stigmella zelleriella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on willow - Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk (15.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 poplar - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on poplar - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on willow - Stallode, Suffolk (3.x.2003) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on willow - Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk (15.x.2004) © A Prichard
Larval mine on willow - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard