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Stigmella continuella
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Stigmella sakhalinella
Small Birch Pigmy

Puplesis, 1984113 / 4.006

Fairly common resident.

Most easily recorded from mines on Betula spp. with larva feeding from July to October in a gallery with dispersed frass in arcs. Larva, which mines venter upwards, with a line of dark ventral spots.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: May / June
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ71 -
10/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60 -
03/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO78 -
27/10/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO36 -
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
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