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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Common Oak Purple

(Haworth, 1828)6 / 2.001
=Eriocrania subpurpurella
Norfolk status
Spring, day-flying woodland species.
Metallic golden wings, speckled with purplish or blue tiny spots.
(can be attracted to light at night)

Verification Grade Comment: Confusion with fly mines

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2019+27TG22 - Buxton
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
25/06/2019627TG22 - Buxton
08/06/2019+27TG20 - Norwich
01/06/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Season: April and May
Foodplant:   Oak .
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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