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0009 ~ Eriocrania sparrmannella
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)


Habitat

Many habitats with birch.

Foodplant

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).
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