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Eriocrania sparrmannella
Mottled Purple (Bosc, 1791)
Eriocraniidae
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Photo © Graham Moates,  Goose Common, Little Ellingham 26/07/2020

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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 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2021327TG12 - Aylsham
23/04/2021127TG12 - Aylsham
25/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/05/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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