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04.042 (BF67)

Scrubland Pigmy   

Stigmella plagicolella
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Blackthorn (and, less frequently, other Prunus species).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Wigtownshire by a person unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data).

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1975 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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