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Stigmella plagicolella
Scrubland Pigmy (Stainton, 1854)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
67 / 4.042
Photo © Keith Kerr,  23/10/2021 - Litcham Village

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Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Flight: May to June and again in August.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Dark forewings with bronzy and purple sheens and a neat whitish fascia.

Leaf-mine: July and Sept.
Narrow gallery leading to a blotch mine with frass at centre.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2022+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
23/07/2022+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
17/07/2022127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
11/07/2022128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
11/07/2022228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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