|4.007 ~ 0112 ~ Stigmella luteella|
Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.
A handful of records, mainly from the southern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 4-5mm.
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
Wherever the foodplant is found.
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).
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