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04.026 (BF100)

Common Fruit-tree Pigmy   

Stigmella oxyacanthella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: September-October.  Adults fly June.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Apple species, Pear.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Lochaber Loch, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22nd September 2001, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data), with the Wigtownshire first being of leaf-mines found at Kirkcolm on 24th September 2013.

11 record(s) from 8 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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