Stigmella splendidissimella

    Alt Name
    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map