Stigmella tiliae

Lime Dot


Species Codes

B&F 90 RES 4.004

Other Names

Lime Pigmy

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Species Account

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.


Wherever the foodplant occurs


Lime (Tilia)

Record Verification

Grade A records of leafmines can be accepted without the need to see the actual leaf or a good photo.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Stigmella tiliae (Lime Pigmy) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Stigmella tiliae (Lime Pigmy) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Stigmella tiliae (Lime Pigmy) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Stigmella tiliae (Lime Pigmy) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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