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Stigmella auromarginella (Richardson, 1890)

Gold-edged Pigmy
4.0460 (B&F: 54)

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


Not recorded in Sussex. In Britain, only known from the coast of Dorset although may be over-looked elsewhere due to the similarity of its leaf mine to S. aurella. The larvae mine the leaves of bramble and are continuously brooded (MBGBI).

Stigmella auromarginella Richardson, 1890
bred ex larva on bramble
Dorset, 16 i 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Stigmella auromarginella Richardson, 1890
mines on bramble
Dorset, 12 xii 2011
Photo: Tony Davis

Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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