Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade G Adult, 2 Leaf-mine. See here for explanation
Foodplant: Cultivated and Wild Roses.
|Year first recorded||2012||1883||1883||2001||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||20||27||85||39||18|
|Number of individuals||31||4||113||34||0|
For the county, we have a total of 189 records from 160 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common among rose but not yet recorded from VC61.
Argus 66, 2012: A common and widespread moth, now recorded from all five vice-counties.
VC61. Skipwith Common, mines on rose 13.9.2012 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF): Mines typical of this species are common all across the county on various species of rose. There is currently some controversy how reliable these records are, as there is some crossover of features between this species and Stigmella centifoliella, but this is by far the commoner of the two species in the county and typical mines are almost certain to be this species. A typical mine is a clear corridor, often with a hairpin turn, the section before the turn often following the leaf margin. The first section of the mine is entirely filled with greyish green frass which then abruptly changes to more variable black frass which is sometimes coiled and always leaves a clear zone at either side.