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Stigmella hemargyrella
Beech Pigmy (Kollar, 1832)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  05/07/2018 - North Elmham (female, gen det)

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Small Beech Pigmy
Stigmella tityrella
Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: April and May, and later in July and August.
Foodplant:   Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Bronzy brown forewing with silver metallic fascia.

Leaf-mine: June. Aug-Sept.
Narrow slender gallery, the frass becoming distinctly coiled.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/11/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
20/11/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
02/11/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/10/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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