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Immature stages

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Stigmella ruficapitella
Red-headed Pigmy
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Common Oak Pigmy
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Stigmella svenssoni
Orange-headed Pigmy

(Johansson, 1971)4.059/87
Norfolk status
Larger member of the 'ruficapitella' group.
One of a complex of three species, which can only be reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia.
Thought to be only a single extended generation, with adults in May and June.

Leaf-mine: July-Sept.
Long irregular gallery mine.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2017+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/08/2017+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
16/08/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
24/06/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
28/09/2016+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Season: May and June.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: R
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