00139 Stigmella salicis, (Stainton, 1854)

BF0068 (ABH4.035)


General Information

This moth is coarsely scaled with purplish forewings and an irregular yellowish fascia.


The larvae create a leaf mine which is variable in appearance and contains a highly contorted and parallel gallery often having a false blotch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): Eared Willow (Salix aurita), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Brown, Yellow