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Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)

Double-barred Pigmy
4.0440 (B&F: 64)

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


A resident species. Larvae usually occur sparingly in a few deciduous woods in both vice-counties, but perhaps seriously under recorded. Single brooded, flying mainly during May and June in Sussex, although a second brood in August occurs elsewhere. Larvae feed on birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella continuella (Stainton, 1856)
vacated mines on birch
Kent, 13 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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