Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella alnetella
Silver-barred Alder Pigmy

(Stainton, 1856)115 / 4.009
Norfolk status
Purple /brown forewing more golden towards the dorsum. Bright silver fascia beyond middle.

Leaf-mine: July. Sept - Oct.
Slender winding gallery mine.
Note: The larva must be examined or bred through to identify.

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 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
16/10/2019+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
09/10/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
09/10/2019+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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