Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella continuella
Double-barred Pigmy

(Stainton, 1856)64 / 4.044
Norfolk status
Local in birch woodland.
Orange head with bronzy forewing and silver and purple fascia.

Larvae form a distinctive mine which starts off with a brownish blotch and then becomes a gallery completely filled with greenish-brown frass.
Leaf-mine: June - July. Sept - Oct.

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 26 (35%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
11/07/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/10/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
31/08/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4-5 mm.
Flight: August. Sept - Oct.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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