Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Reared from mine on Prunus spinosa, Halesowen, VC37, collected 25th September 2019. Emerged 27th April 2020.

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Stigmella plagicolella
Scrubland Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)67 / 4.042

Common resident.

Most easily recorded from mines on Prunus spinosa and P. domestica with larva feeding in July and September/October. In a narrow gallery leading to a round blotch (mine often likened to a tadpole in shape).

Recorded in 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and August
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/202010VC37 - WorcestershireSO95 -
18/10/20206VC37 - WorcestershireSO94 -
18/10/20206VC37 - WorcestershireSO94 -
13/10/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO53 -
08/10/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO76 -
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