Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy
Stigmella roborella
Common Oak Pigmy
Stigmella samiatella
Chestnut Pigmy

(Zeller, 1839)4.062/88
Norfolk status
Another very similar species from the group.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.
Long contorted gallery mine.

This species was until recently poorly recorded in Britain. As more studies have been undertaken, it has been found to be more widely present than previously thought. UKmoths

Recorded in 24 (35%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2016+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/09/2016+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
31/08/2016+27TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
25/10/2015+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/10/2015+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: c.5-7 mm.
Season: June and from July to August.
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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