The Moths of Suffolk
90 Stigmella tiliae, (Frey, 1856)

National Status : Local

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

Larval foodplants : Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) and Common Lime (Tilia x vulgaris), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4.5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella anomalella, Rose Leaf Miner
Stigmella nylandriella
    Leaf-mineBucculatrix thoracella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago larvapupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Common Lime - Kelsale, Suffolk (5.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on lime - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on lime - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leaf-mine on lime - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard
Leaf-mine on lime - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard