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Stigmella luteella
Short-barred Pigmy (Stainton, 1857)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Chris McGaw,  17/10/2018 - The Grange

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Birch Pigmy
Stigmella betulicola
Nut-tree Pigmy
Stigmella microtheriella
Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Flight: May to July.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
One protracted brood.
Narrow-winged with a purplish-bronzy sheen.
Whitish fascia narrows towards the costa.

Leaf-mine: Aug - Nov.
Contorted narrow gallery, at first encircling the spot the egg was laid, then forming a straight but irregular mine.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
04/11/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
28/10/2020328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/10/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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