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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Common Oak Purple

(Haworth, 1828)2.001/6
=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 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2018+27TG14 - Sheringham
04/05/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
04/05/2018427TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
04/05/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
27/04/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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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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