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4.003 ~ 0117 ~ Stigmella confusella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A handful of scattered records, mainly from the south 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 (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

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

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall

Photo by MW, 2nd July 2011, Cors Dyfi
Leaf mine