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Photo © Dave Appleton,  17/04/2018 - North Elmham - female (hindwing scales & abdominal sensoria checked)

Immature stages

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Eriocrania semipurpurella
Early Purple
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Eriocrania sangii
Large Birch Purple

(Wood, 1891)12 / 2.008
Norfolk status
Scarce. (probably over-looked)
Birch woodland.
Larvae mine (leafmine), creating a blotch mine, in leaves of foodplant. March - May.

Very similar to E. semipurpurella requires reference to the genitalia.

(Note: Females cannot be determined via genitalia)

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 24 (35%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
07/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/05/2020+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
05/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/05/20201828TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Flight: March and April
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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