00099 Stigmella luteella, (Stainton, 1857)

BF0112 (ABH4.007)


General Information

This moth has a narrow forewing with a purplish-bronzy sheen and a whitish fascia which narrows towards the costa.


The larvae produce a contorted narrow gallery which initially encircles the spot the egg was laid, but which then forms a straight but irregular mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, Green, Brown