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Eriocrania sparrmannella
Mottled Purple (Bosc, 1791)
Eriocraniidae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Uffmoor Wood, Worcs. April 08

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Wingspan: 10-13 mm.
Flight: April into May
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Birch woodland.
Day flying.

Distinctive purple and gold forewings

Larvae mine (leafmine) leaves of foodplant June-Aug.

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/04/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/04/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2019+27TG12 - Aylsham
06/07/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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