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2.001 ~ 0006 ~ Dyseriocrania subpurpurella ~ Common Oak Purple
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common and recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Leaf-miner. Forms a blotch on the leaf commencing at the edge. Pupa formed in a tough silken cocoon under the soil. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th Apr 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 10th Apr 2011, Llanfyllin