00101 Stigmella alnetella, (Stainton, 1856)

BF0115 (ABH4.009)


General Information

This moth has a purple/brown forewing which is more golden towards the dorsum and a bright silver fascia beyond the middle.


The larvae create a slender winding gallery mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, Green, Brown