The Moths of Suffolk
100 Stigmella oxyacanthella, (Stainton, 1854)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local among whitethom in the Breek at Tuddenham (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella paradoxa
Stigmella nylandriella
    Leaf-mineStigmella minusculella
Stigmella pyri
Stigmella desperatella
Stigmella crataegella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Great Thurlow, 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 apple - Great Thurlow, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leafmine on apple - Great Thurlow, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Apple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard