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2.004 ~ 0009 ~ Eriocrania sparrmannella ~ Mottled Purple
UK Status

Resident. Local throughout Britain as far north as Moray in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Just two fairly recent records from the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

Eriocrania salopiella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats with birch.



Lifestage data

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