Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Ken Saul,  Upton Fen 26/07/14 VC27 first - Collected by Stewart Wright at NMS event.

Immature stages

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Stigmella continuella
Double-barred Pigmy
Stigmella betulicola
Common Birch Pigmy
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Stigmella sakhalinella
Small Birch Pigmy

Puplesis, 1984113 / 4.006
Norfolk status
Local, well-distributed and relatively common in woodland and heathland, throughout much of southern and western Britain, north to the Lake District.

Adults difficult to distinguish from other Stigmella species, and more frequently recorded as a leafmine.

First County record(!) of a mine found at Dersingham, Oct 2010 (J, Langmaid)
First for VC27 at Upton Fen in 2014 (S. Wright, 26/07/14)

Leaf-mine: Birch. July - Oct. Usually underside of leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2019+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
03/08/2019+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
06/07/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
29/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
18/11/2018127TM17 - Scole
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Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Season: May - June.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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