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2.006 ~ 0011 ~ Eriocrania cicatricella ~ Washed Purple
UK Status

Generally well distributed throughout much of mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Middletown Hill in the east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-13mm

Confusion species

Eriocrania chrysolepidella,
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid in a leaf bud. Larva forms a blotch. Pupa: In the soil in a tough cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by CBo, 6th May 2020, Middletown
Leaf mine on birch