Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella aurella
Golden Pigmy
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Stigmella splendidissimella
Glossy Bramble Pigmy

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)53 / 4.047
Norfolk status
Black head, coppery-purple forewing with straight, metallic golden fascia.

Larvae mine a very long sinuous gallery.

Leaf-mine:July. Sept - Oct

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2018127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
24/11/2017128TM07 - Roydon/Blo Norton
05/11/2017+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
29/10/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
30/09/2017+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Season: Two Generations. Apr-May. Aug.
Foodplant:   Dewberry.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: R
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