Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Reared from mine on Crataegus, Wolverly, Worcestershire, collected 19th October 2019, emerged 17th April 2020.

Immature stages

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Stigmella perpygmaeella
Least Thorn Pigmy

(Doubleday, 1859)79 / 4.054

Common resident.

With care, can be recorded from mines on Crataegus spp. with larva feeding in July and October. In a gallery becoming sinuous and forming a false blotch; larva yellow. Egg case usually on upper side of leaf near to midrib but small and difficult to find.

Verification Grade Comment: Vacated mines may sometimes be unidentifiable

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: Two generations, April / May and August
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97 -
19/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
14/10/20197VC37 - WorcestershireSO83 -
13/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO85 -
09/10/20195VC37 - WorcestershireSO95 -
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