Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella obliquella
Willow Pigmy
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Stigmella salicis
Sallow Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)68 / 4.035
Norfolk status
Coarsely scaled, purplish forewings an irregular yellowish fascia.

Leaf-mine June-July. Sept-Nov.
Variable mine, both highly contorted and parallel gallery often creating a false blotch.

DNA barcoding has revealed a species complex with two occurring in the UK. (Nieukerken, Mutanen and Doorenweerd 2012) The authors indicate that more research needs to be done on this complex.

When recording mines, please note the egg position (upper or lower surface of the leaf) for future reference.

Verification Grade Comment: Egg position required (upper or lower surface of the leaf)

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Stigmella salicis - Catfiled Fen - Slide 1650 (J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
28/10/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
19/10/2020+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-6 mm.
Flight: April and May and again in July and August
Foodplant:   Sallow.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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