The Moths of Suffolk
112 Stigmella luteella, (Stainton, 1857)

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 July

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found with the last species (S. glutinosae) at Brandon (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella betulicola
Stigmella microtheriella
Stigmella sakhalinella
Stigmella glutinosae
Stigmella alnetella
    Leaf-mineStigmella continuella
Stigmella betulicola
Stigmella sakhalinella
Stigmella lapponica
Stigmella confusella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on birch - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.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 Silver Birch - Beccles, Suffolk (15.x.2004) © A Prichard