The Moths of Suffolk
156 Heliozela resplendella, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

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

Morley's Final Catalogue : Feeds quite commonly in midrib of alder-leaves; rarely observed. Lowestoft (Boyd) and Brandon (Wrn) before 1890.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultHeliozela sericiella
Heliozela hammoniella

Compare confusion species
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Leaf-mine on Alder - Rendham, Suffolk (20.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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mine on Alder - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard