The Moths of Suffolk
110 Stigmella betulicola, (Stainton, 1856)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, in east of county

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Records : Sizewell (A Prichard, 3.ix.2000), Iken (A Prichard, 12.x.2002), Reydon (SMG, 20.x.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella microtheriella
    Leaf-mineStigmella continuella
Stigmella luteella
Stigmella sakhalinella
Stigmella lapponica
Stigmella confusella

Compare confusion species
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    Leaf-mine

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Vacated leaf-mines - Dersingham Bog, Norfolk (23.x.2010) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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