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
Common Fruit-tree Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)4.026/100
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 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2015+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
17/10/2015528TF60 - Downham/Fincham
13/09/2015+27TM18 - Diss
10/09/2015+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/10/2014+27TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Season: June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn and Apple.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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