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4.007 ~ 0112 ~ Stigmella luteella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

A handful of records, mainly from the southern half of the county.

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?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

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

Photo by MW, 1st Aug 2011, Cors Dyfi.
Leaf mine on birch - note contorted start to mine

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall

Photo by DB, 8th Oct 2013, Middletown.
Leaf mine on birch