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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: mid-Mar-Apr.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

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 recorded191520001915
Year last recorded200920002009
Number of records6114
Number of individuals13128
Unique positions6114
Unique locations6114
Adult records000
Immature records4110

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1915.


0012 Eriocrania sangii 03 larva
© Jenny Seawright
0012 Eriocrania sangii 02 leafmine on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0012 Eriocrania sangii 01
© Chris Manley, 20 Apr 2006

Species Account

Similar species: 0013 Eriocrania semipurpurella.

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

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