00133 Stigmella desperatella, (Frey, 1856)

BF0105 (ABH4.029)


General Information

This moth has a red head and deep coppery brown wings.


The larvae create a slender gallery mine which often follows the leaf margin and which widens abruptly forming a false blotch. It is common to find several mines on one leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Foodplant(s): Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Apple Pygmy Stigmella malella

Larva Type:
Green, Blue, Red, Grey