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4.023 ~ 0108 ~ Stigmella crataegella ~ Common Thorn Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Very common and widespread throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records, mainly in the eastern side 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 (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a slender gallery which broadens abruptly doubling back on itself several times. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on hawthorn