The Moths of Suffolk
108 Stigmella crataegella, (Klimesch, 1936)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early June

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella hybnerella
Stigmella regiella
    Leaf-mineStigmella perpygmaeella
Stigmella oxyacanthella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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