Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: Aug-Sep.
Foodplant: Bramble and Dewberry.
|Year first recorded||1981||1976||1975|
|Year last recorded||1983||2000||1983|
|Number of records||2||8||4|
|Number of individuals||1||2||4|
For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1975.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
2013 (CHF): Many of these records may be unsafe as this species is not common in the county and the leaf mines are thought to be inseparable from those of Stigmella aurella - see comments under this species. For an accurate identification, adults should be bred out. Typical splendidissimella mines have the first centimetre and second half of the mine with frass occupying less than half the width. The mines generally begin with a bend. The track frequently crosses itself but less commonly crosses the midrib.