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4.034 ~ 0077 ~ Stigmella tityrella
UK Status

Resident. Common in Britain as far north as the Scottish Highlands where it is more scarce.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very scattered records from around the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-6mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Stigmella are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant grows.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on underside of the leaf. Larva forms a narrow gallery which soon develops into a series of 'S' turns between the veins. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st Nov 2013, Commins Coch
Leaf mine on beech