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84 Stigmella ruficapitella

(Haworth, 1828)

Distribution Map

Using datasets:
Surrey Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves - Tranche 1 Species Records: Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
GiGL professional survey records (Historic): Greenspace Information for Greater London
HBRG Insects Dataset: Highland Biological Recording Group
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
St Helens Wildlife Dataset: St Helens Wildlife Recording Group
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Ickworth species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
North Merseyside Insects (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
NRW Regional Data : South East Wales Non-sensitive Species Records: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Non-sensitive records from all taxonomic groups: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups. : North & East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
SER Site-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre

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4.060 BF84
Stigmella ruficapitella

(Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan 4.5-6 mm.

The commonest of a complex of similar species which have oak (Quercus) as the foodplant.

The larvae feed in June and July and between September and November, forming a long gallery, initially with narrow black frass, later becoming more dispersed. The egg is laid on the upperside of the leaf.

The adult moths are similar to several other species in the group, having uniform dark brownish wings with a bronzy sheen. They are on the wing from May to June and in July and August.

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