Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy
Stigmella roborella
Common Oak Pigmy
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Stigmella ruficapitella
Red-headed Pigmy

(Haworth, 1828)84 / 4.060
Norfolk status
Commonest member of this Oak feeding group.
Similar to previous species.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Nov.
Long slender gallery that widens markedly compared with previous species.

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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/11/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
30/10/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
17/10/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
07/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
03/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4.5-6 mm.
Flight: May to June and in July and August.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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