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04.060 (BF84)

Red-headed Pigmy   

Stigmella ruficapitella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, late August-November.  Adults: May, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at unknown sites in Dumfriesshire and Wigtownshire by persons unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data), while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Parton on 14th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

12 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1975 2018 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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