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4.03 ~ 0099 ~ Stigmella hybnerella ~ Greenish Thorn Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Very common through the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A handful of records from the south and east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 4-5mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Stigmella are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are generally laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which changes abruptly into a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 4th Sept 2011, Middletown