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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Mar-Apr.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Birch

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 recorded188520001885
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records22248
Number of individuals2851572
Unique positions19242
Unique locations19242
Adult records10122
Immature records4110

For the region, we have a total of 48 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0011 Eriocrania cicatricella 02 larva
© Jenny Seawright
0011 Eriocrania cicatricella 01 leafmine on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0007 Eriocrania chrysolepidella.

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

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species