The Moths of Suffolk
75 Stigmella floslactella, (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 : Hazel (Corylus avellana) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella zelleriella
Stigmella carpinella
Stigmella tityrella
    Leaf-mineStigmella carpinella
Stigmella microtheriella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.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 Hazel - Barrow, Suffolk (22.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard