The Moths of Suffolk
103 Stigmella nylandriella, (Tengström, 1848)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), mining the leaves

Records : Rendlesham (A M Emmet, 14.ix.1988), Ipswich Golf Course (A Prichard & N Sherman, 11.x.2000), Martlesham Heath (A Prichard, 20.x.2000), Ipswich (A Prichard, 21.x.2000), Bentley (A Prichard, 7.ix.2002), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 2002-2003 & 2007), Hinderclay (A Prichard, 26.ix.2004), Aldringham Walks (A Prichard, 11.ix.2010)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella oxyacanthella
Stigmella pyri
Stigmella magdalenae
    Leaf-mineStigmella sorbi

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Tenanted leafmine on Rowan - Stallode, Suffolk (30.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 Rowan - Stallode, Suffolk (30.ix.2006) © A Prichard