00096 Stigmella betulicola, (Stainton, 1856)

BF0110 (ABH4.005)


General Information

This moth has a purple bronze forewing with a whitish fascia well extends beyond the middle of the forewing.


The larvae create a contorted gallery. Often there are several mines in one leaf. The larvae seem to prefer seedlings close to the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Mainly coastal.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, Green, Brown