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Stigmella hemargyrella
Beech Pigmy (Kollar, 1832)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
81 / 4.055
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Netted from Fagus, Chaddesley Wood, Worcestershire. August 24th 2016.

Similar West Midlands Species
Small Beech Pigmy
Stigmella tityrella
Wingspan: 5-6mm
Flight: Two generations, April / May, and July / August
Foodplant:   Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L

Common resident.

Most easily recorded from mines on Fagus with larva feeding in June and August to October. In a gallery, the central part having frass coiled in arcs; larva whitish yellow (cf. mine of S. tityrella).

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/2019140SJ60 - Coalbrookdale/Brosley
01/11/2019+36SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
27/10/2019136SO36 - Titley & Birtley
19/10/2019237SO87 - Kidderminster
03/10/2019+40SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
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