Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Lynford Arboretum 09/10/10

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Stigmella paradoxa
Scarce Thorn Pigmy
Stigmella nylandriella
Common Rowan Pigmy
Stigmella oxyacanthella
100 Common Fruit-tree Pigmy
(Stainton, 1854)4.026
Norfolk status
Orange head, deep purple-brown forewing darker beyond the middle.

Leaf-mine: Sept and Oct.
Mine initially narrow with linear frass becoming wider with red frass. Mine often confused with S. crataegella

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Season: June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn and Apple.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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