The Moths of Suffolk
73 Stigmella trimaculella, (Haworth, 1828)

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 and August

Larval foodplants : Black Poplar (Populus nigra), Italian Poplar (Populus x canadensis) and Lombardy Poplar (Populus italica), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local among poplar at Brandon in the Breck (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia hannoverella
Stigmella assimilella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on poplar - Kelsale, Suffolk (5.x.2002) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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V B V B

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
pupa pupa pupa pupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larvapupa ovaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupa pupa

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 poplar - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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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 poplar - Kelsale, Suffolk (5.x.2002) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on poplar - Clare, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard