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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)111 / 4.010
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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020128TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
30/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
27/10/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/10/2019+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
19/10/2019+27TM28 - Harleston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Flight: May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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