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Stigmella catharticella
Buckthorn Pigmy

(Stainton, 1853)98 / 4.014
Norfolk status
Found in areas of the Brecks where foodplant occurs.
Forewing brown with small whitish spot at the tornus.
Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Oct.
Long straight slender gallery, turning into a series of 'S' turns. Frass and larva match colour of leaf and tenanted mines can be hard to find.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/2020328TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
11/10/2020127TM08 - Banham/Lopham
23/08/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2020228TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
22/08/2020128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
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Wingspan: 5-6mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Buckthorn.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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