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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: late Apr-mid May.

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 recorded189119941891
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records15234
Number of individuals8118
Unique positions12228
Unique locations15234
Adult records216
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 34 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0009 Eriocrania sparrmannella 02 leafmine on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0009 Eriocrania sparrmannella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0007 Eriocrania salopiella.

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

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