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9 Eriocrania sparrmannella

(Bosc, 1791)

Distribution Map

Using datasets:
Surrey Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves - Tranche 1 Species Records: Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
HBRG Insects Dataset: Highland Biological Recording Group
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
St Helens Wildlife Dataset: St Helens Wildlife Recording Group
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust species data for owned and managed Reserves within Worcestershire from date of first acquisition to present.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Non-sensitive records from all taxonomic groups: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record

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Eriocrania sparrmannella

(Bosc, 1791)

Wingspan 10-13 mm.

The latest of the Betula feeding Eriocraniidae, with larvae feeding from mid-June into August. Like related species, the larva mines a leaf of the foodplant, starting with a narrow gallery, leading to a blotch filled with filament-like threads of frass.

The adult moths are very attractive when viewed closely, having a metallic golden ground colour, intensely speckled with purple and blue. There is also a golden tornal spot. They fly from late April into May and can be netted during the day flying around the foodplant, birch (Betula).

The species is locally but well distributed throughout Britain.

See also: Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)

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