Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: late Mar-early May.
|Year first recorded||1904||1859||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2010||2014||2011||2015|
|Number of records||9||7||11||15||5|
|Number of individuals||14||83||70||32||5|
For the county, we have a total of 47 records from 39 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: 0012 Eriocrania sangii.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male and female.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded, although there is no record from VC61. All Yorkshire records are regarded as unconfirmed on map 13 in MBGBI 1, however there are a number of confirmed records from the south of VC63.
2012 (CHF): Adults are virtually impossible to tell from E. sangii however the larvae are distinctive. The head is entirely ochreous brown or black. The first thoracic segment has one large dark spot.