Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Stigmella plagicolella
Scrubland Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)67 / 4.042
Norfolk status
Dark forewings with bronzy and purple sheens and a neat whitish fascia.

Leaf-mine: July and Sept.
Narrow gallery leading to a blotch mine with frass at centre.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2021+28TF73 - Docking/Bircham
08/11/2021328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/11/2021+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
01/11/2021+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
27/10/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Flight: May to June and again in August.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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