Stigmella sakhalinella

Glossy Birch Dot


Species Codes

B&F 113 RES 4.006

Other Names

Small Birch Pigmy

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Species Account

Widespread and common resident. Larva feeds on Birch (Betula) from June to November creating distinctive linear mines. Mines are long with brown frass in arcs with narrow frass-free margins (compare to S. continuella). The vast majority of confirmed records in Kent are of mines.

Adults are difficult to distinguish from other Stigmella species. 


Birch (Betula)

Record Verification

Grade L records of leafmines will require either the leaf or a good photograph.

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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