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Nepticulidae

110 (Common Birch Pigmy), Stigmella betulicola (Stainton, 1856)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

A resident species. Larvae are often fairly common and occasionally common in deciduous woods in West Sussex; apparently very rare in East Sussex, but perhaps under recorded in both vice-counties. Adults are sometimes common at Petworth. Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August, although this yet to be confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed on birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution map for Stigmella betulicola

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Phenology chart for Stigmella betulicola

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