Eriocraniidae

0011 (ABH2.006) Eriocrania cicatricella (=haworthi) (=Tinea purpurella), (Zetterstedt, 1839)

KR00053

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

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

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Birch woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 April to 16 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 May to 22 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
Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Birch
Leaf mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, Grey