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Stigmella samiatella (Zeller, 1839)

Chestnut Pigmy
4.0620 (B&F: 88)

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


Resident. Larvae are often fairly common in deciduous woods in West Sussex but only occur in singletons in East Sussex. Perhaps seriously under-recorded in both vice counties. Double-brooded flying mainly in May and August although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed on sweet chestnut and oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Stigmella samiatella (Zeller, 1839)
mine on Sweet Chestnut
Hampshire, 18 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Stigmella samiatella (Zeller, 1839)
vacated mine on sweet chestnut
Rowland Wood, 07 xi 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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