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04.051 (BF59)

Downland Pigmy   

Stigmella poterii
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, September-October.  Adults: April-May, August.

Larval foodplants

Salad Burnet, Great Burnet, Potentilla spp (Cinquefoils, Tormentil etc), Cloudberry.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at unknown sites in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire by a persons unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1950 1950
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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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