home > county list > micro moths > (47 of 642)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
0108 ~ Stigmella crataegella
UK Status

Resident. Very common and widespread throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records for the county, the last occasion was Middletown in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4-5mm.

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 (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which broadens abruptly doubling back on itself several times. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
map
Click map for larger image

Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on hawthorn