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04.045 (BF50)

Golden Pigmy   

Stigmella aurella
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: May-June, July-August, October-March (only those found on Bramble have the Oct-Mar winter generation). Adults: April, July and September.

Larval foodplants

Bramble (and other Rubus species), Strawberry (Fragaria), species of Avens (Geum spp), Agrimonia (Agrimony).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, during April 1973, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was of leaf-mines found at Kirkcudbright during April 1973, with the Wigtownshire first being of leaf-mines found at Castle Kennedy Gardens on 27th April 2011.

83 record(s) from 30 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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