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Stigmella luteella (Stainton, 1857)

Short-barred Pigmy
4.0070 (B&F: 112)

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


A resident species. Both larvae and colonies are sometimes fairly common to occasionally common in deciduous woods in the far north-western corner of the county, but are less frequent elsewhere. Episodic in appearance everywhere but perhaps under-recorded. Single-brooded, flying mainly during May. Larvae feed on silver and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella luteella (Stainton, 1857)
mine on birch
Hampshire, 24 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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