The Moths of Suffolk
89 Stigmella basiguttella, (Heinemann, 1862)

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 July to August

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local species, occurring in Breck at Tuddenham (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4.5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella atricapitella
Stigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoni
Stigmella samiatella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on oak - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (21.ix.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on oak - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard