The Moths of Suffolk
92 Stigmella anomalella, Rose Leaf Miner, (Goeze, 1783)

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 and August

Larval foodplants : Rose (Rosa) and Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among roses at Glemham Magna (Bloomf); Lowestoft (Boyd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella tiliae
Stigmella centifoliella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia angulifasciella
Stigmella centifoliella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Dog Rose - Great Wenham, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Dog Rose - Redlingfield, Suffolk (6.x.2002) © A Prichard
Vacated leafmine on Dog Rose - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard