Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine on Fagus, Eyemore Wood, Worcestershire, 7.10.20.emerged 14.4.21.

Immature stages

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Stigmella tityrella
Small Beech Pigmy
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Stigmella hemargyrella
Beech Pigmy

(Kollar, 1832)81 / 4.055

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)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 5-6mm
Flight: Two generations, April / May, and July / August
Foodplant:   Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60 -
01/11/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
27/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36 -
19/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
03/10/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSJ51 -
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