Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: late Apr-early May.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1883||2014||1991|
|Number of records||1||5||2|
|Number of individuals||0||3||1|
For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.
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: There are old single records from vice-counties 62, 63 and 64 which are regarded as unconfirmed on map 10 in MBGBI 1.
2012 (CHF): Tricky to separate from some of the other birch-feeding Eriocrania species. The hindwing is distinctive - whitish in the basal half of the hind margin and grey apically. Larval mines are similar to E. sparrmannella starting close to the mid-rib, but it mines earlier - May and early June.