The Moths of Suffolk
78 Stigmella incognitella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus), mining the leaves

Records : Sudbourne (J R Langmaid, A M Emmet & G C Pelham-Clinton, 11.ix.1985; A M Emmet, 11.ix.1988), Outney Common (A Prichard, 31.viii.2003), Sibton (N Sherman, 14.ix.2003) and Brandon (SMG, 11.x.2008)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella perpygmaeella
Stigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoni
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia atricollis
Bohemannia pulverosella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on Crab apple - Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman