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Stigmella splendidissimella
Glossy Bramble Pigmy (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
53 / 4.047
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species
Golden Pigmy
Stigmella aurella
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Aug.
Foodplant:   Dewberry.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Local.
Black head, coppery-purple forewing with straight, metallic golden fascia.

Larvae mine a very long sinuous gallery.

Leaf-mine:July. Sept - Oct

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 31 (42%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/11/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/11/2017128TM07 - Roydon/Blo Norton
05/11/2017+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
29/10/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
30/09/2017+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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