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2.008 ~ 0012 ~ Eriocrania sangii ~ Large Birch Purple
UK Status

Resident. Local in the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2015 in the Hafren Forest in the south of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-14mm.

Confusion species

Eriocrania semipurpurella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf bud. Larva forms a blotch. Pupates in the soil in a silken cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 4th Apr 2015, Hafren Forest
Confirmed by Gen. Det.