Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May
|Year first recorded||2014||1859||1883||1883||2009|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2004||2012||2009|
|Number of records||1||4||4||12||2|
|Number of individuals||2||0||0||14||0|
For the county, we have a total of 23 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: 0007 Eriocrania chrysolepidella.
For further information refer UK Moths.
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male and female.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but all are shown as unconfirmed on map 11 in MBGBI 1.
2012 (CHF): Adults can be tricky to separate from other birch-feeding Eriocrania species particularly E. unimaculella. The larvae are more characteristic - the head is whitish with light brown mouth parts. They tend to be communal with at least two and sometimes four larvae in a single mine. Mines are usually vacated by the end of May.