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Stigmella perpygmaeella
Least Thorn Pigmy (Doubleday, 1859)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Rob Edmunds

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Apple Pigmy
Stigmella incognitella
Red-headed Pigmy
Stigmella ruficapitella
Wingspan: 4-5mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Bronzy grey-brown forewing, brown-orange head and cilia concolorous with wing.
Adults very similar to previous species.

Leaf-mine: July and Oct.
A slender gallery of compact 'S' turns uniting in a false blotch.

(=Stigmella pygmaeella)

Verification Grade Comment: Vacated mines may sometimes be unidentifiable

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
11/07/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
09/05/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
03/05/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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