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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Mar-May

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Oak spp.

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 recorded188519991885
Year last recorded201020072010
Number of records9811218
Number of individuals29910618
Unique positions776166
Unique locations646140
Adult records719160
Immature records13128

For the region, we have a total of 218 records from 140 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0006 Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 02
© Paul Harris
0006 Eriocrania subpurpurella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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

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