00151 Stigmella continuella, (Stainton, 1856)

BF0064 (ABH4.044)


General Information

This moth has an orange head with a bronzy forewing and a silver and purple fascia.


The larvae form a distinctive mine which starts off with a brownish blotch and then becomes a gallery completely filled with greenish-brown frass.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

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


Birch woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, Green, Brown