Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella desperatella
Scarce Apple Pigmy

(Frey, 1856)105 / 4.029
Norfolk status
Red head, deep coppery brown wings.

Leaf-mine: Aug - Oct (July)
Slender gallery often following leaf margin. Widens abruptly forming a false blotch. Several mines to one leaf common.

2002 Norfolk records.

Verification Grade Comment: Probably extinct

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

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1874.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1874+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: June.
Foodplant:   Apple.
Nat Status: pRBB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: R
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