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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 Mar-late 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 recorded188519971885
Year last recorded201020072010
Number of records14232
Number of individuals4731156
Unique positions11226
Unique locations11226
Adult records5214
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 26 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0008 Eriocrania unimaculella 01 tenanted mine on Birch
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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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