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Kent Moth Group


Stigmella carpinella

Hornbeam Pigmy

Family: Nepticulidae

RES: 4.033 B&F: 76

Verification Grade (Mine):

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. 

Foodplant: Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Stigmella carpinella (Hornbeam Pigmy) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Stigmella carpinella (Hornbeam Pigmy) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Stigmella carpinella (Hornbeam Pigmy) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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