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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy
Stigmella roborella
Common Oak Pigmy
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Stigmella samiatella
Chestnut Pigmy

(Zeller, 1839)88 / 4.062
Norfolk status
Local.
Another very similar species from the group.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.
Long contorted gallery mine.

This species was until recently poorly recorded in Britain. As more studies have been undertaken, it has been found to be more widely present than previously thought. UKmoths

Verification Grade Comment: If on sweet chestnut

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/10/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
17/10/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
15/09/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
03/08/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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Wingspan: c.5-7 mm.
Flight: June and from July to August.
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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