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Stigmella lemniscella
Red Elm Pigmy

(Zeller, 1839)63 / 4.043
Norfolk status
Black head, purple/golden forewing with silver fascia.

Larvae forms a narrow gallery mine, often following the leaf margin.
Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.

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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2021128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
22/10/2021+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
06/10/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
19/09/2021+28TF80 - Swaffham
18/09/2021128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Elm.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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