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Eriocrania sparrmannella
Mottled Purple

(Bosc, 1791)9 / 2.004
Norfolk status
Birch woodland.
Day flying.

Distinctive purple and gold forewings

Larvae mine (leafmine) leaves of foodplant June-Aug.

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2019+27TG12 - Aylsham
06/07/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
01/07/2017+27TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
17/06/2017+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
08/06/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Wingspan: 10-13 mm.
Season: April into May
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
 Immature Adult
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