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Stigmella pyri
Pear-tree Dot

(Glitz, 1865)101 / 4.027
=Pear-tree Pigmy

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: There is a single record for Suffolk as a mine during 1988.

Life Style: A double brooded species flying during May, June and August. The larvae mine leaves of Pyrus species.

Identification: The moth is very dark golden fuscous, the terminal quarter is purplish. The head tuft is orange the scape and collar a paler orange. The mine from an ovum on the upper surface is contorted often forming a false blotch and filled with black frass. The larva is green. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 1988.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/1988125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Wingspan: 4-5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Pear.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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