Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  On Betula, Comer Wood, Shropshire, 15th September 2021.

Immature stages

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Stigmella betulicola
Common Birch Pigmy
Stigmella microtheriella
Nut-tree Pigmy
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Stigmella luteella
Short-barred Pigmy

(Stainton, 1857)112 / 4.007

A common and widespread resident.

Most easily recorded from leaf mines on Betula spp. with larva feeding from August to November. In a gallery mine which is at first highly contorted; larva without ventral dark spots. Occurs in larger bushes and trees than S. betulicola. During autumn often in 'green islands' in fallen leaves.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: May / July
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
25/10/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO57 -
19/10/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO57 -
13/10/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO63 -
13/10/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO63 -
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