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Stigmella salicis (Stainton, 1854)

(Sallow Pigmy)
4.0350 (B&F: 68)

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


Stigmella auritella (Skåla, 1939)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species. Larval mines occur sparingly in damp habitats in both vice-counties. Increasing, but perhaps under recorded throughout the county. Double brooded, flying mainly during April and May and again in August. Larvae feed on sallow including grey willow, eared sallow, and goat willow. (Pratt, 2011)

Tony Davis: 17-09-2012

It has become apparent that there are two species feeding on sallow. When recording mines, it is essential to make a note on which side of the leaf the egg is located. This will enable the record to be assigned to the correct species in due course.

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mine on Salix egg underside
Kent, 21 ix 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Stigmella salicis (Stainton, 1854)


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