The Moths of Suffolk
115 Stigmella alnetella, (Stainton, 1856)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and August

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus glutinosa), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Several on Monks Soham windows on 14 August 1937 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 4-5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella continuellaStigmella betulicola
Stigmella microtheriellaStigmella luteella
Stigmella sakhalinellaStigmella glutinosae
    Leaf-mineStigmella sakhalinella
Bucculatrix cidarella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Alder - Clare, Suffolk (8.x.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Alder - Stallode, Suffolk (3.x.2003) © A Prichard