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4.053 ~ 0078 ~ Stigmella incognitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in most of England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012. This was only the third record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-6mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Stigmella are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Apple, both wild and cultivated.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf close to a rib. Larva forms a small gallery leading to a orange-brown blotch. Pupates in a orange to reddish-brown cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 2nd Oct 2012, Middletown