Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella speciosa
Barred Sycamore Pigmy

(Frey, 1858)65 / 4.056
Norfolk status
First recorded Hampshire in 1914.
Golden brown -purple forewing with narrow silver or pale-gold fascia.

Long contorted gallery mine.The frass in the later part of the mine can be neatly scattered, or remain a narrow central line.
Leaf-mine: July-Aug. Sept-Oct.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
20/10/2020127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
28/08/2020+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
10/08/2020128TF91 - Dereham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: May (Aug)
Foodplant:   Sycamore.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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