Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Dave Evans,  On Silver Birch, Kelling Heath 18th Sept 2015

Immature stages

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Stigmella luteella
Short-barred Pigmy

(Stainton, 1857)4.007/112
Norfolk status
One protracted brood.
Narrow-winged with a purplish-bronzy sheen.
Whitish fascia narrows towards the costa.

Leaf-mine: Aug - Nov.
Contorted narrow gallery, at first encircling the spot the egg was laid, then forming a straight but irregular mine.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2018+28TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
07/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/11/2018+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
28/10/2018+27TG20 - Norwich
25/10/2018+27TG22 - Buxton
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Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Season: May to July.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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