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Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Dersingham 18/05/10 (three almost transparent larvae)

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Eriocrania cicatricella
Washed Purple

(Zetterstedt, 1839)2.006/11
=Eriocrania purpurella
Norfolk status
Rare (probably overlooked).
Spring flying species.
Larvae mine (leafmine) creating a blotch mine in leaves of foodplant in May. The larvae are almost transparent in the mine.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or larval morphology

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Eriocrania cicatricella (M) 20.04.2010 Dersingham R. Jones
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/05/2018+27TM28 - Harleston
07/05/2017+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
02/05/2017+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
18/05/2016+28TF91 - Dereham
20/05/2015+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Season: April-May.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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