The Moths of Suffolk
74 Stigmella assimilella, (Zeller, 1848)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Aspen (Populus tremula), mining the leaves

Records : Bentley (A Prichard, 1.x.2000), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 2001-2003), Great Cornard (A Prichard, 26.x.2003), Bonny Wood (A Prichard, 12.ix.2004), Hinderclay (A Prichard, 23.x.2006, 10.x.2009), Herringfleet (SMG, 14.x.2006) and Icklingham (J Langmaid, 20.x.2008)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia quinquella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia argyropeza
Stigmella trimaculella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Aspen - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard

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

Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Aspen - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on Grey poplar - Ipswich, Suffolk (1.x.2015) © Neil Sherman