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Stigmella obliquella (Heinemann, 1862)

Willow Pigmy
4.0380 (B&F: 70)

Synonym(s):
Stigmella diversa (Glitz, 1872)
Stigmella salicis sensu auctt. nec (Stainton, 1854)
Stigmella vimineticola sensu auctt. nec (Frey, 1856)


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

Local

A resident species. Larvae are sometimes fairly common to common in a few damp habitats in West Sussex, though they are apparently rare in East Sussex, but the species is perhaps under recorded in both vice-counties. Double brooded, flying during May and August, though this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed on white willow, crack willow and weeping willow. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella obliquella (Heinemann, 1862)
mine on Crack Willow
Chichester, 31 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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