Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: mid-Mar-Apr.
|Year first recorded||2013||1913||2009||2005||2009|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||2||4||6||13||3|
|Number of individuals||2||2||11||26||0|
For the county, we have a total of 28 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1913.
Similar species: 0013 Eriocrania semipurpurella.
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
Argus 58, 2009:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, mine, 14.5.2009 (CHF); Armagill Moor, mine 17.5.2009 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Adults are virtually impossible to tell from E. semipurpurella however the larvae are very distinctive being a dark greenish-grey, quite unlike other Eriocrania larvae.
Argus 69, 2013:
VC61. Skipwith Common, larvae in mine on birch 19.5.2013 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.