Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella continuella
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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.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
18/10/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/10/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: May - June.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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