The Moths of Suffolk
82 Stigmella paradoxa, (Frey, 1858)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late April to early May

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), mining the leaves

Records : Worlington (A M Emmet, 1981), Cavenham (B Palmer, 1994)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella incognitellaStigmella perpygmaeella
Stigmella ruficapitellaStigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoniStigmella oxyacanthella
Stigmella nylandriellaStigmella magdalenae
Stigmella desperatella
    Leaf-mineLeucoptera malifoliella, Pear Leaf Blister Moth
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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