The Moths of Suffolk
95 Stigmella viscerella, (Stainton, 1853)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Elm (Ulmus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Tuddenham, where it is very local, before 1890 (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella atricapitella
Stigmella samiatella
Stigmella basiguttella
Stigmella tiliae
Stigmella anomalella, Rose Leaf Miner
    Leaf-mineStigmella lemniscella
Stigmella ulmivora
Stigmella oxyacanthella
Stigmella pyri

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on elm - Clare, 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 elm - Claydon, Suffolk (3.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leafmine on elm - Clare, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leafmine on elm - Clare, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on elm - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard