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Stigmella plagicolella (Stainton, 1854)

Scrubland Pigmy
4.0420 (B&F: 67)

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


A resident species. In West Sussex larval mines are often fairly common and sometimes common among deciduous woodland, although adults are apparently much less numerous. In East Sussex such borings are widespread but perhaps under recorded. Increasing. Double brooded, flying mainly during May and June and again in August. Larvae feed on plum, sloe and damson. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella plagicolella (Stainton, 1854)
larval mines on Prunus
Surrey, 09 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Stigmella plagicolella (Stainton, 1854)
On blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Bracklesham, 15 x 2013
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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