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0010 ~ Eriocrania salopiella
UK Status

Resident. Very local through the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A mine was recorded in 2010 for the first time at Lake Vyrnwy.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12mm.

Confusion species


Eriocrania sparrmannella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Many habitats with birch.

Foodplant

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva first mines a linear mine near the midrib which then forms into a blotch. Pupates in a tough cocoon in the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by AMB, 11th June 2010, Lake Vyrnwy