00126 Stigmella crataegella, (Klimesch, 1936)

BF0108 (ABH4.023)


General Information

This moth has narrow bronzy forewings with a broad silvery fascia and a purplish tinge. It is very similar to S. hybnerella.

The larvae create a slender gallery mine, often following the leaf margin, which broadens abruptly with hairpin bends.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Green, Brown