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Stigmella aurella
Golden Dot

(Fabricius, 1775)50 / 4.045
=Golden Pigmy

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Rich orange head and coppery purple forewing with metalic golden fascia.
Very distinctive leaf-mines.
Leaf-mine: Overwinter - March or April.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/04/2024+28TF90Watton
27/03/2024127TG50Great Yarmouth
20/03/2024128TF62Sandringham
19/03/2024628TL99Rockland St Peter
09/03/2024128TF62Dersingham Bog
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Flight: Three Gens. May, July, Sept.
Foodplant:   Bramble, strawberry, agrimony.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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