Very similar to other species of Eriocrania in adult stages.
Usually easier to record in the larval stage once feeding signs and larvae are familiarised.
Leaf-mine: Larvae occur in May and early June. The species is the latest of the birch-feeders with the exception of Eriocrania sparrmannella.
Under recorded in Norfolk?
Records from Felthorpe in 1980, Narborough in 2003 and Dersingham Bog in 2010.
Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Easier if larva present
|Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected. |
Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2020.