The Moths of Suffolk
97 Stigmella malella, Apple Pygmy, (Stainton, 1854)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella incognitella
Stigmella oxyacanthella
Stigmella desperatella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Vacated leafmine on apple - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.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 apple - Claydon, Suffolk (3.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leaf-mine on apple - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard
Leaf-mine on apple - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard
 
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Leaf-mine on apple - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard