Eriocraniidae

0006 (ABH2.001) Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (=Eriocrania), (Haworth, 1828)

KR00048

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Eriocrania subpurpurella - old mine on Oak
Eriocrania subpurpurella - old mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 March to 11 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 April to 17 October

Similar Species
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
Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Birch
Leaf mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, brown