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Photo © Dave Appleton,  09/04/2017 - Foulden Common - female (gen det)

Immature stages

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Eriocrania sangii
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Eriocrania semipurpurella
Early Purple

(Stephens, 1835)2.007/13
Norfolk status
Birch woodland.
Leaf mines birch, forming a blotch mine.
Very similar to E. sangii 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 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
07/05/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
10/05/2018+27TM28 - Harleston
19/05/2017+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 10-16 mm.
Season: March and April
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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