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Stigmella aceris (Frey, 1857) 
Formerly rare and confined to southern counties, this is yet another species which is increasing it's UK range. Discovered new to Nottinghamshire when leaf mines were found on Norway Maple at Retford Cemetery in late September 2021 (Pendleton, T.A.), with a number of follow up records soon appearing,  generally from urban locations due to the regular planting of Norway Maple in city centres, parks, gardens etc. Leaf mines are also common on Field Maple Acer campestre as well.

Records came from Bardill's Garden Centre and at Basford Cemetery at Nottingham, from Tolney Lane opposite Newark Castle and from just inside the Nottinghamshire border with Derbyshire at Creswell Crags. The number of records continued to increase during 2022 and it has continued to spread further  throughout the county at a very fast rate.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stigmella aceris 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Shaw. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated December 2022

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