Nepticulidae
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Nepticulidae

77 species Wingspan 3-9mm.

Very small moths, some with a bright metallic forewing fascia or white spotting, infrequently seen and difficult to identify as imagines, often requiring dissection. Most are more easily identified from their early stages; from the position of the ovum, the form of the mine, the appearance of the larva and the foodplant.

Their larvae are miners mostly of leaves making galleries and blotches, but some mine in the tender bark of trees and shrubs, or in buds and samaras. Nearly all leave the mine to pupate in a silken cocoon in soil, detritus, or occasionally on bark or leaves. Many species can be identified from the mine after the larva has left to pupate.

 Nepticulinae
4.002 116 Stigmella lapponica
Drab Birch Pigmy
4.003 117 Stigmella confusella
Pale Birch Pigmy
4.004 90 Stigmella tiliae
Lime Pigmy
4.005 110 Stigmella betulicola
Common Birch Pigmy
4.006 113 Stigmella sakhalinella
Small Birch Pigmy
4.007 112 Stigmella luteella
Short-barred Pigmy
4.008 114 Stigmella glutinosae
White-barred Alder Pigmy
4.009 115 Stigmella alnetella
Silver-barred Alder Pigmy
4.010 111 Stigmella microtheriella
Nut-tree Pigmy
4.011 109 Stigmella prunetorum
Scarce Sloe Pigmy
4.012 102 Stigmella aceris
Scarce Maple Pigmy
4.013 97 Stigmella malella
Apple Pigmy
4.014 98 Stigmella catharticella
Buckthorn Pigmy
4.015 92 Stigmella anomalella
Rose Leaf-miner
4.017 93 Stigmella centifoliella
Narrow-barred Pigmy
4.018 80 Stigmella ulmivora
Barred Elm Pigmy
4.019 95 Stigmella viscerella
Plain Elm Pigmy
4.020 82 Stigmella paradoxa
Scarce Thorn Pigmy
4.021 106 Stigmella torminalis
Hereford Pigmy
4.022 107 Stigmella regiella
Purple-shot Pigmy
4.023 108 Stigmella crataegella
Common Thorn Pigmy
4.024 104 Stigmella magdalenae
Northern Rowan Pigmy
4.025 103 Stigmella nylandriella
Common Rowan Pigmy
4.026 100 Stigmella oxyacanthella
Common Fruit-tree Pigmy
4.027 101 Stigmella pyri
Pear-tree Pigmy
4.028 91 Stigmella minusculella
Brown-tipped Pigmy
4.029 105 Stigmella desperatella
Scarce Apple Pigmy
4.030 99 Stigmella hybnerella
Greenish Thorn Pigmy
4.031 99a Stigmella mespilicola
Wild-service Pigmy
4.032 75 Stigmella floslactella
Coarse Hazel Pigmy
4.033 76 Stigmella carpinella
Hornbeam Pigmy
4.034 77 Stigmella tityrella
Small Beech Pigmy
4.035 68 Stigmella salicis
Sallow Pigmy
4.036 72 Stigmella myrtillella
Bilberry Pigmy
4.038 70 Stigmella obliquella
Willow Pigmy
4.039 73 Stigmella trimaculella
Black-poplar Pigmy
4.040 74 Stigmella assimilella
Aspen Pigmy
4.041 66 Stigmella sorbi
Barred Rowan Pigmy
4.042 67 Stigmella plagicolella
Scrubland Pigmy
4.043 63 Stigmella lemniscella
Red Elm Pigmy
4.044 64 Stigmella continuella
Double-barred Pigmy
4.045 50 Stigmella aurella
Golden Pigmy
4.047 53 Stigmella splendidissimella
Glossy Bramble Pigmy
4.049 55 Stigmella aeneofasciella
Brassy Pigmy
4.051 59 Stigmella poterii
Downland Pigmy
4.052 58 Stigmella filipendulae
Dropwort Pigmy
4.053 78 Stigmella incognitella
Grey Apple Pigmy
4.054 79 Stigmella perpygmaeella
Least Thorn Pigmy
4.055 81 Stigmella hemargyrella
Beech Pigmy
4.056 65 Stigmella speciosa
Barred Sycamore Pigmy
4.057 85 Stigmella suberivora
Holm-oak Pigmy
4.058 89 Stigmella basiguttella
Base-spotted Pigmy
4.059 87 Stigmella svenssoni
Orange-headed Pigmy
4.060 84 Stigmella ruficapitella
Red-headed Pigmy
4.061 83 Stigmella atricapitella
Black-headed Pigmy
4.062 88 Stigmella samiatella
Chestnut Pigmy
4.063 86 Stigmella roborella
Common Oak Pigmy
4.065 48 Trifurcula cryptella
Wood Lotus Pigmy
4.068 46 Trifurcula immundella
Broom Pigmy
4.069 47 Trifurcula beirnei
Greenweed Pigmy
4.071 40 Bohemannia pulverosella
Dusty Apple Pigmy
4.072 19 Bohemannia quadrimaculella
Four-spot Pigmy
4.073 33 Bohemannia auriciliella
Gold-fringed Pigmy
4.074 21 Etainia sericopeza
Norway-maple Pigmy
4.075 22 Etainia louisella
Maple-seed Pigmy
4.076 20 Etainia decentella
Sycamore-seed Pigmy
4.077 43 Fomoria weaveri
Cowberry Pigmy
4.078 42 Fomoria septembrella
Hypericum Pigmy
4.079 41 Zimmermannia atrifrontella
Oak-bark Pigmy
4.082 25 Ectoedemia intimella
Black-spot Sallow Pigmy
4.085 23 Ectoedemia argyropeza
Virgin Pigmy
4.087 36 Ectoedemia quinquella
Five-spot Pigmy
4.088 36a Ectoedemia heringella
New Holm-Oak Pigmy
4.089 37 Ectoedemia albifasciella
White-banded Pigmy
4.090 38 Ectoedemia subbimaculella
Spotted Black Pigmy
4.091 39 Ectoedemia heringi
White-spot Pigmy
4.094 28 Ectoedemia angulifasciella
Bent-barred Pigmy
4.095 29 Ectoedemia atricollis
Pinch-barred Pigmy
4.096 30 Ectoedemia arcuatella
Strawberry Pigmy
4.099 34 Ectoedemia occultella
Large Birch Pigmy
4.100 35 Ectoedemia minimella
Broken-barred Pigmy
   

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