Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid June-Sep, hibernates until following Spring.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Willow and Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20021859188320011883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records16927898728
Number of individuals220178136626
Unique positions332156459
Unique locations312054448
Adult records15716525621
Immature records12932295

For the county, we have a total of 400 records from 157 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 06
© Paul Holmes
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 05
© Andy Nunn
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 04 leaf mine and fold
© Dave Shenton
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 03 mine
© Derek Parkinson
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Mar 2002
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella 02
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed but seldom reported to be common, occurring in all five vice-counties.

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species