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Immature stages

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Stigmella ruficapitella
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Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy

(Haworth, 1828)83 / 4.061
Norfolk status
Black head and dark brownish wings with a bronzy sheen.
Often rest by day on tree trunks.

Leaf-mine: June-July. Sept-Nov.
Reletively short mine widening quickly.

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 46 (62%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
12/11/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
30/10/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
07/08/2020228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 4.5-6mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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