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Photo © James Emerson,  Wayland Wood 19/05/18

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Eriocrania cicatricella
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Paracrania chrysolepidella
Small Hazel Purple

(Zeller, 1851)7 / 2.002
=Eriocrania chrysolepidella
Norfolk status
The scarcest and most local of the Eriocrania species in the British Isles.

New for Norfolk at Wayland Wood in May 2018 when leaf mines were found on both Hornbeam and Hazel. (J. Emerson, 19/05/18)
New for VC27 in 2019 at Ashwellthorpe (G. Moates, 25/05/19)

Leaf-mine: April - May - The larva feeds on Hazel (Corylus) or Hornbeam (Carpinus), creating blotch mines.

No other British species feeds on the same foodplants, so identification of mines is straightforward.

(= Eriocrania chrysolepidella)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/06/2019+27TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
25/05/2019427TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
19/05/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
19/05/2018528TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
19/05/2018228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 9-13mm
Season: April
Foodplant:   Hornbeam, Hazel
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: A
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