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04.009 (BF115)

Silver-barred Alder Dot   Silver-barred Alder Pigmy

Stigmella alnetella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: July, September-October.  Adults fly in August.

Larval foodplants

Common Alder Alnus glutinosa, Italian Alder Alnus cordata.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines on alder found at Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, on 24th September 2013.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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