The Moths of Suffolk
77 Stigmella tityrella, (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; late April to May and July to August, mining the leaves

Larval foodplants : Beech (Fagus sylvatica), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among beech at Glemham Magna (Bloomfield).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella floslactella
    Leaf-mineStigmella hemargyrella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.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 Beech - Beccles, Suffolk (15.x.2004) © A Prichard
Vacated leafmine on beech - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Beech - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Beech - Somerleyton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard