The Moths of Suffolk
79 Stigmella perpygmaeella, (Doubleday, 1859)

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 : Hawthorn (Crataegus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found abundantly about hawthorn at Newmarket (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella incognitella
Stigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoni
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia atricollis
Stigmella crataegella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (4.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener

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

Leaf-mine occurrence
JFMAMJJASOND
B V B B

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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