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Stigmella microtheriella
Nut-tree Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)111 / 4.010
Norfolk status
Purplish-bronzy wings with a silvery fascia.

Mines were collected on Ostrya carpinifolia (Hop Hornbeam) at Hoveton Hall Gardens in 2012. (S. Wright, 16.11.2012). This was a new host plant in the UK.

Leaf-mine: June - July. Oct - Nov.
The larvae create narrow, often angular mines in the leaves of Hazel and less commonly, Hornbeam.
Slender angular gallery, sometimes several larvae mining the same leaf.

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 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/11/2021428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/11/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/11/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
17/11/2021+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
15/11/20213028TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Flight: May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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