The Moths of Suffolk
117 Stigmella confusella, (Wood, 1894)

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 5-6mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Silver Birch - Bentley, Suffolk (7.ix.2002) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on birch (Betula) - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.x.2010) © A Prichard
Mine on birch (Betula) - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.x.2010) © A Prichard