Eriocraniidae

0012 (ABH2.008) Eriocrania sangii, (Wood, 1891)

KR00055

Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Holme Fen. Leaf mine on Birch.
Holme Fen. Leaf mine on Birch.
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth is very similar to E. semipurpurella and requires genital examination for conclusive identification.

 

The larvae create a blotch mine in the leaves of the foodplant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, March-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Birch woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 March to 02 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 April to 21 May

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Eriocrania unimaculella mine on Birch
Eriocrania unimaculella mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Eriocrania salopiella mine on Birch
Eriocrania salopiella mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Birch
Leaf mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, black