The Moths of Suffolk
157 Heliozela hammoniella, (Sorhagen, 1885)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the twig, bud, petiole and leaf

Records : Redgrave (A M Emmet, 3.xi.1981), Purdis Heath (A Prichard, 5.ix.2003), Ipswich Gold Course (N Sherman, 4.viii.2008, 20.viii.2009, 15.x.2009), Brandon (SMG, 11.x.2008)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-7mm


Confusion species
    AdultHeliozela sericiella
Heliozela resplendella

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Found on sapling Birch - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
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