Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Jim Swalwell,  21/09/2019 - Titchwell RSPB

Immature stages

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Stigmella paradoxa
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Stigmella oxyacanthella
Common Fruit-tree Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)100 / 4.026
Norfolk status
Orange head, deep purple-brown forewing darker beyond the middle.

Leaf-mine: Sept and Oct.
Mine initially narrow with linear frass becoming wider with red frass. Mine often confused with S. crataegella

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
23/10/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
09/10/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/10/2019+27TM28 - Harleston
16/10/2019+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn and Apple.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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