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4.015 ~ 0092 ~ Stigmella anomalella ~ Rose Leaf Miner
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records, mainly in the eastern half of 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 is found.


Wild and cultivated species of rose.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a long sinuous gallery. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th August 2012, Middletown