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Stigmella basiguttella
Base-spotted Pigmy (Heinemann, 1862)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/08/2019 - Swanton Great Wood

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Wingspan: 4.5-6mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Black head, bronzy brown/grey forewing with green tint. Pale yellow spot at base.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.
Long sinuous gallery, widening gradually and filled with green frass.

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
18/10/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/08/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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