Eriocraniidae
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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

(Haworth, 1828)6 / 2.001
=Eriocrania subpurpurella

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant, Aying by day about oak-trees, in Bentley Woods (Baylis); Sutton Heath in 1934-5 (Whit.); Aspall Wood, Butley and Coddenham. Wrentham in 1936 (Gd). Brandon (Warren) Barton Mills in 1916 (Morley).

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: They come to light during March, April and May. The larvae mine leaves of Quercus and occasionally Castanea.

Identification: This species of Eriocraniidae is separated from all others by the antennae reaching to two thirds of the forewing. For all others they reach one half or less. The head and thorax are grey. The wings seldom show clear discrete markings. They may be predominantly golden or purple covered with small spots of purple or golden respectively. The white larvae produce a terminal blotch mine on a leaf with frass trails frequently circling around within it. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Confusion with fly mines

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1916.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Staverton Park Suffolk - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
19/05/2024226TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
18/05/2024326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
18/05/20241426TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
06/05/2024+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Flight: March, April, May
Foodplant:   Oak also Sweet Chestnut.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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