Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Stigmella pyri
Pear-tree Dot

(Glitz, 1865)101 / 4.027
=Pear-tree Pigmy

Norfolk status

First Norfolk record taken at Norwich in 1991. Adult bred out from a larval case by D. Hipperson, confirmed by A.M. Emmet.

Recorded at the NMS event at Wild Ken Hill VC28 in 2023 (S. Wright, 28/10/23)

The larvae mine leaves of Pear, over-wintering as a pupa.

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 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2023+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/09/2023+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
28/09/2022127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/10/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
30/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Pear.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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