The Moths of Suffolk
111 Stigmella microtheriella, (Stainton, 1854)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Hazel (Corylus avellana) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common at Glemham Magna, before 1890 (Bloomfield).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 3-4mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella floslactella
Stigmella carpinella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.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 Hornbeam - Clare, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2004) © A Prichard
Vacated leaf mine on hazel - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Vacated leaf mine on hazel - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hornbeam - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hornbeam - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Hornbeam - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard