The Moths of Suffolk
98 Stigmella catharticella, (Stainton, 1853)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, mainly in the Brecks and west of the county where the foodplant is more common

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and July to August

Larval foodplants : Buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus), mining the leaves

Records : Thetford (SMG, 27.x.2001; A Musgrove, 23.x.2002), Knettishall (SMG, 27.x.2001), Moulton (A Prichard, 22.x.2002), Gazeley (A Prichard, 22.x.2002), Brandon (A Prichard, 3.x.2003; SMG, 11.x.2008), Lakenheath (A Prichard, 3.x.2003), Cavenham (A Prichard, 3.x.2005), Bury St Edmunds (A Prichard, 9.x.2006), Mildenhall Woods (SMG, 11.x.2008), Hoxne (A Prichard, 8.x.2011), Hadleigh (SMG, 15.x.2011)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Leafmine on Buckthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.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 Buckthorn - Gazeley, Suffolk (22.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Buckthorn - Lakenheath, Suffolk (3.x.2003) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Buckthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Buckthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Buckthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Buckthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard