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Eriocrania unimaculella
White-spot Purple

(Zetterstedt, 1839)8 / 2.003
Norfolk status
Rare, but posably over-looked.
Flies in sunshine.
Relatively common over much of Britain, easily distinguished from other Eriocrania by the silvery tornal spot, which in most other species is pale golden.

Leaf-mine: April- May, Birch.

Pre-1960 VC28 records [MBGBI vol1]

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or larval morphology

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/04/20202028TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
12/05/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/05/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-11mm.
Flight: March - April.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
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