Wingspan 4.5 to 6 mm.
Leafmine occurs on a number of plnts including Bramble, Wild Strawberry, Agrimony and various Geum species. http://www.leafmines.co.uk/html/Lepidoptera/S.splendidissimella.htm
Areas where the larval foodplants are present.
May to July.
Larva mines leaves of Bramble and Dewberry.
In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015