00179 Stigmella ruficapitella, (Haworth, 1828)

BF0084 (ABH4.060)


General Information

This is the most common member of this oak-feeding group.


The larvae create a long slender gallery mine that widens markedly compared with S. atricapitella.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4.5-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, White, Green, Brown