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Stigmella perpygmaeella (Doubleday, 1859)

Least Thorn Pigmy
4.0540 (B&F: 79)

Synonym(s):
Stigmella pomella (Vaughan, 1858)
Stigmella pygmaeella (Haworth, 1828) homonym


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

Common

Resident. Larva are often fairly common to common in shrubby places. Perhaps seriously under-recorded in both vice counties. Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August, although this has yest to be confirmed from Sussex experience. Larvae feed on hawthorn. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella perpygmaeella (Doubleday, 1859)
adult reared and dissected
Southleigh Forest, 18 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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