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Kent Moth Group


Stigmella tiliae

Lime Pigmy

Family: Nepticulidae

RES: 4.004 B&F: 90

Verification Grade (Mine):

Very local and rare recent colonist. This species used to be confined to western Britain, but has been expanding its range in recent years. First recorded from VC16 in 2011. Not currently recorded from VC15.

Lime planted in urban/suburban settings may be worth checking for mines. Larvae create distinctive linear galleries.

Habitat: Wherever the foodplant occurs

Flight Season: July, and again from September to October

Foodplant: Lime (Tilia)

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Stigmella tiliae (Lime 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 tiliae (Lime 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 tiliae (Lime 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 tiliae (Lime 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

More information about Stigmella tiliae (Lime Pigmy) can be seen on the external pages listed below: