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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: April.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Hazel and Hornbeam

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18911891
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records48
Number of individuals2040
Unique positions48
Unique locations48
Adult records00
Immature records36

For the region, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0007 Eriocrania chrysolepidella 02 tenanted mine on Hazel
© Dave Shenton
0007 Eriocrania chrysolepidella 01 mine on Hazel
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Similar species: 0011 Eriocrania cicatricella.

For further information refer UK Moths.
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk

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