Wingspan 4.5 - 6mm
A woodland species found locally through England and Wales (Mainly from East Wales to East Anglia).
The larvae mine the leaves of Tilia spp., mainly Tilia cordata (Small-leaved Lime), during July and August to October. The larvae are pale yellow with a brownish head.
The adult flies from May to August in two generations and is similar to many other Stigmella, having plain dark bronzy brown fore-wings, a white collar and eye-caps.