Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex leaf mine on Pyrus, Grimley, Worcestershire. (S. Whitehouse).

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Stigmella pyri
Pear-tree Dot

(Glitz, 1865)101 / 4.027
=Pear-tree Pigmy

Uncommon resident in the south of the region.

Mines the leaves of Pyrus with larva feeding in July and September - October. In a short contorted gallery mine with dispersed black frass; larva bluish-green with red gut (cf. mines of S. minusculella and S. oxyacanthella).

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5 mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and August
Foodplant:   Pear
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
Stigmella oxyacanthella  |  Stigmella minusculella >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO96 -
09/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
18/10/20206VC37 - WorcestershireSO94 -
03/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO94 -
04/11/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSO76 -
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