Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Hackmans Gate, Worcestershire, on sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus. October 10th 2017.

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Stigmella speciosa
Barred Sycamore Pigmy

(Frey, 1858)65 / 4.056

Uncommon resident.

Mines on Acer pseudoplatanus with larva feeding in July/August and September/October. In a long gallery mine with linear or dispersed frass; larva yellow.

Recorded in 53 (38%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Sycamore
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO49 -
29/09/20194VC36 - HerefordshireSO75 -
28/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
22/09/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ40 -
15/09/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
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