Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella floslactella
Coarse Hazel Pigmy
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Stigmella microtheriella
Nut-tree Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)4.010/111
Norfolk status
Purplish-bronzy wings with a silvery fascia.

Mines were collected on Ostrya carpinifolia (Hop Hornbeam) at Hoveton Hall Gardens in 2012. (S. Wright, 16.11.2012). This was a new host plant in the UK.

Leaf-mine: June - July. Oct - Nov.
The larvae create narrow, often angular mines in the leaves of Hazel and less commonly, Hornbeam.
Slender angular gallery, sometimes several larvae mining the same leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2018+28TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
05/11/2018527TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/11/2018+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
03/11/20181027TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
25/10/2018+27TG22 - Buxton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Season: May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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