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Immature stages

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Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy
Stigmella roborella
Common Oak Pigmy
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Stigmella ruficapitella
Red-headed Pigmy

(Haworth, 1828)4.060/84
Norfolk status
Commonest member of this Oak feeding group.
Similar to previous species.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Nov.
Long slender gallery that widens markedly compared with previous species.

Verification Grade Comment: Egg position essential

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2018128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
08/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
02/09/2018+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/08/2018+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/08/2018+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 4.5-6 mm.
Season: May to June and in July and August.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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