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Kent Moth Group


Stigmella sakhalinella

Small Birch Pigmy

Family: Nepticulidae

RES: 4.006 B&F: 113

Verification Grade (Mine):

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. 

Foodplant: Birch (Betula)

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Stigmella sakhalinella (Small Birch 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 sakhalinella (Small Birch 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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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Stigmella sakhalinella (Small Birch Pigmy) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Stigmella sakhalinella (Small Birch 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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External Links

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