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Stigmella aurella (Fabricius, 1775)

(Golden Pigmy)
4.0450 (B&F: 50)

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

Synonym(s):

Stigmella nitens (Fologne, 1862)
Stigmella fragariella (Heyden, 1862)
Stigmella gei (Wocke, 1871)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species. Larval mines usually occur sparingly or fairly commonly in almost every habitat, but they are sometimes common in both vice-counties. Probably generally distributed. Triple brooded, flying mainly in April and May, sometimes in March, in July and August, and again in October. Larvae feed in the leaves of wild strawberry, agrimony, bramble, dewberry, water avens, and wood avens. (Pratt, 2011)

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Saltdean TQ 393 032, 26 ii 2014 Photo: Tim Wilton

Stigmella aurella (Fabricius, 1775)

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