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Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis, 1984

Small Birch Pigmy
4.0060 (B&F: 113)

Stigmella discidia Schoorl & Wilkinson, 1986
Stigmella distinguenda sensu auctt. nec (Heinemann, 1862)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Nepticuloidea
    »Family: Nepticulidae
      »Subfamily: Nepticulinae
        »Tribe: Nepticulini


A resident species. Larvae generally occur singly, sometimes sparingly in deciduous woods in the far west of the county and on Ashdown Forest. Apparently scarcer elsewhere, although perhaps seriously under-recorded. Single-brooded, flying mainly during May and June, although this is yet to be confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed on silver birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis, 1984
mine on birch
Bracklesham, 20 ix 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis, 1984
mine on Downy Birch
Stanley Common, 14 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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