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Stigmella lemniscella (Zeller, 1839)

Red Elm Pigmy
4.0430 (B&F: 63)

Synonym(s):
Stigmella marginicolella (Stainton, 1853)


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

Common

A resident species. Larvae are often locally fairly common in scrubby and woodland habitats in West Sussex; presumed extinct in East Sussex since the species was last listed in 1905. Perhaps seriously under recorded in both vice-counties. Double brooded, flying mainly from April to June and again in August. Larvae feed on English elm. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella lemniscella (Zeller, 1839)
mine on elm
Surrey, 15 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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