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Stigmella suberivora
Holm-oak Pigmy

(Stainton, 1869)85 / 4.057

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. The Nepticulids were not extensively studied and only 21 are listed.

Recent Status: A species recorded where the larval foodplant grows.

Life Style: The moth is double brooded flying during April, May and August. The larvae mine leaves of Quercus ilex. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: The moth is dark bronze fuscous with violet reflections. The head tuft is orange, the scape and collar are paler orange yellow. The moth can be identified by breeding out from a mine or by genitalia dissection. More Info
The larva creates a broad gallery from an ovum on the upper surface of a leaf. The dark frass almost fills the gallery. More Info

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1967.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
January 2019+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
February 2018+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
February 2017+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
01/02/2016+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
01/02/2015+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 5-6.5mm.
Flight: April, May and August.
Foodplant:   Holm Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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