Stigmella viscerella - Stigmella viscerella

Alt Name
Plain Elm Pigmy
Description

Wingspan 5 to 6 mm. Plain looking bronzy olive forewing, darker towards the apex.

Photo ID?
Habitat

Areas where Elm is present.

When to see it

Single brooded; May to June.

Life History

The larva mines Elm. The leaf mine may be seen from September and starts as a slender contorted gallery that looks like a tiny blotch, then progresses in a series of very tight 'S' turns.

UK Status

Local throughout much of England, with records north to Durham. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
4.019 BF95

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map