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Stigmella aceris
Scarce Maple Pigmy

(Frey, 1857)102 / 4.012
Norfolk status
Widespread. Spreading rapidly.

Noted as local in woodland, gardens and parkland. Increasingly frequent in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and quite a widespread species in south Suffolk.

New for Norfolk in 2017 when vacated mines where found on Field Maple at the BTO Nunnery Lakes reserve, Thetford. (A. Musgrove, 30/10/2017)

Widespread records in 2018 across southern Norfolk, spreading northwards in both Vice-counties.

The larvae mine the leaves of Field Maple and Norway Maple from end of June-early July, August-early September.

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/12/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
28/11/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/11/2020+28TF64 - Hunstanton
18/11/2020+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/11/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 4mm
Flight: May and July to August
Foodplant:   Field Maple, Norway Maple
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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