The Moths of Suffolk
81 Stigmella hemargyrella, (Kollar, 1832)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to May and late June to early August

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

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella tityrella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Beech - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (21.ix.2002) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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B V V

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Beech - West Stow, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard