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04.020 (BF82)

Scarce Thorn Pigmy   

Stigmella paradoxa
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Rests on a trunk by day and flies in the late afternoon.

Life cycle

Mines: June-August.  Adults fly April-May

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species.


The first records for Dumfries & Galloway were found at unknown sites in Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire by persons unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data).

4 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1975 1975 2022
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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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