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Stigmella aurella
Golden Pigmy (Fabricius, 1775)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  28/05/2016 - Queen's Hill

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Similar Norfolk Species
Glossy Bramble Pigmy
Stigmella splendidissimella
Dewberry Pigmy
Ectoedemia rubivora
Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Flight: Three Gens. May, July, Sept.
Foodplant:   Bramble, strawberry, agrimony.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Rich orange head and coppery purple forewing with metalic golden fascia.
Very distinctive leaf-mines.
Leaf-mine: Overwinter - March or April.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2021+28TF60 - Downham/Fincham
06/10/2021+28TF64 - Hunstanton
03/10/2021+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
26/09/2021328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/09/2021+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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