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04.061 (BF83)

Black-headed Pigmy   

Stigmella atricapitella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, September-November.  Adults: May, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data), while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was of leaf-mines found on oak at Lochaber Loch on 22nd September 2001.

6 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2018
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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