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Stigmella obliquella
Willow Pigmy (Heinemann, 1862)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
70 / 4.038
Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Downham Market 28/10/10

Similar Norfolk Species
Sallow Pigmy
Stigmella salicis
Black-spot Sallow Pigmy
Ectoedemia intimella
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Smooth-leaved willows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Highly resembles previous species S. salicis but smaller, more coarsely scaled and with narrower angled fascia.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.
Narrow gallery expanding into a small blotch.

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
04/09/2020+27TG20 - Norwich
07/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
11/07/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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