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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 2-3mm.

Foodplant: Cultivated and Wild Rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2006
Year last recorded2013
Number of records6
Number of individuals7
Unique positions5
Unique locations5
Adult records0
Immature records6

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 2006.


04.017 Stigmella centifoliella 03 ex mine
© Barry Warrington
04.017 Stigmella centifoliella 02 cocoon
© Dave Shenton
04.017 Stigmella centifoliella 01 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Most records are of leaf-mines.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC63. Doncaster, mines on rose 25.8.2006; Finningley Big Wood, mines, 10.11.2010 (SRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): A widespread moth in England, the surprise is that it has not been found in the county earlier. Larval mines were found on rose at Doncaster in 2006 and near Finningley in 2010. Presumably scarce or overlooked in Yorkshire, there is no reason why it should not be found more widely.

2013 (CHF): The current status is currently a little more confusing than stated above. There is some crossover between features of Stigmella anomalella and Stigmella centifoliella and it is probably not safe to identify mines of centifoliella without breeding the adult. As adult moths have not been seen yet in the county, the records on the map must be considered unconfirmed, though the mines from a small area of south-east Yorkshire do look superficially quite dissimilar to typical anomalella mines. The typical mine is a long sinuous gallery, often with a hairpin turn. The frass is in a central line, leaving a clear zone at either side and is said to be never coiled.

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