Stigmella carpinella

Hornbeam Dot


Species Codes

B&F 76 RES 4.033

Other Names

Hornbeam Pigmy

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Species Account

First confirmed record of this species was taken in Orlestone, October 2022 when an adult to light was confirmed by dissection. ""Prior to this, all previous records had not been satisfactorily confirmed, these earlier records are shown for info only. """"Potential leaf mines of this species will need to be tenanted and reared through for confirmation. 


Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Record Verification

Grade R records of leafmines will only be accepted if the moth is reared and, in some cases, dissected.

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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