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04.047 (BF53)

Glossy Bramble Pigmy   

Stigmella splendidissimella
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mine: July, September-October.  Adults: April-May, August.

Larval foodplants

Dewberry, Cloudberry, Stone Bramble (less often on other Rubus spp).  Also on Agrimony, Strawberry and Avens (Geum) species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown during 1978 (Scottish micro-moth data). No records from Kirkcudbrightshire or Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1978
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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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