Leaf-miner: A long twisting gallery, often doubling back (British
of Stigmella ulmariae
on Filipendula ulmariae
Image: © David Manning (British
Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
The adult is not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update). The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera
Dissection Group (check for update).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
elsewhere: Currently unknown.
of year - larvae: June-July; September-October (British
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Bedfordshire (VC30),
Buckinghamshire (VC24), Cambridgeshire (VC29), Derbyshire (VC57), Glamorganshire (VC41), Huntingdonshire (VC31),
North Essex (VC19), North Hampshire and Stafford (NBN
See also British
leafminers distribution map.
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
NBN Grid Map:
Stigmella ulmariae (as Stigmella filipendulae)
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Czech Republic,
Danish mainland, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, ? Norwegian
mainland, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and The Netherlands (Karsholt
and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
interactive distribution maps of known host species in Britain and
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: