The Moths of Suffolk
116 Stigmella lapponica, (Wocke, 1862)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella sorbi
Stigmella confusella
    Leaf-mineStigmella continuella
Stigmella betulicola
Stigmella luteella
Stigmella sakhalinella
Stigmella confusella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Tenanted mine on Betula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on birch (Betula) - North Cove, Suffolk (16.x.2010) © A Prichard
Tenanted mine on Betula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
Tenanted mine on Betula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Vacated mine on Betula - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
Close up of larva in mine - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard