Stigmella splendidissimella

Alternative names
Glossy Bramble Pigmy
Description

Wingspan 4.5 to 6 mm.

Identification difficulty

Adult Leafmine (but refer leafmine records before recording)

ID guidance

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

Habitat

Areas where the larval foodplants are present.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

Larva mines leaves of Bramble and Dewberry.

UK Status

In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

Reference
4.047 BF53

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