The Moths of Suffolk
83 Stigmella atricapitella, (Haworth, 1828)

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 to June and August to September

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Doubtless very numerous everywhere on oak trunks. Rarely observed on Monks Soham windows in mid-May (Morley); on oaks at Tuddenham (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4.5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella samiatella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia quinquellaStigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella roborellaStigmella svenssoni
Stigmella samiatellaStigmella basiguttella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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