Stigmella tiliae: Distribution map

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4.004 BF90
Stigmella tiliae

(Frey, 1856)


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.

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