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04.010 (BF111)

Nut-tree Pigmy   

Stigmella microtheriella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July and September-November.  Adults fly in May and August.

Larval foodplants

Hazel and Hornbeam.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Penpont, Dumfriesshire, on 12th October 1958 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who found the first for Wigtownshire that was also of leaf-mines, found at Cairnryan on 6th October 1963, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data).

23 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 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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