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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Common Spring Jewel (Haworth, 1828)
Eriocraniidae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  22/04/2018 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Flight: April and May
Foodplant:   Oak .
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Status
Widespread.
Spring, day-flying woodland species.
Metallic golden wings, speckled with purplish or blue tiny spots. Can be attracted to light at night.

Leaf-mine: Blotch mine with long spaghetti like frass. The mine can be confused with that of the beetle Orchestes pilosus

Verification Grade Comment: Confusion with fly mines

Recorded in 56 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
08/06/2024+28TL99Great Hockham
03/06/2024127TG21Norwich (Catton)
01/06/2024+27TG11Felthorpe
16/05/2024428TL99Rockland St Peter
14/05/2024628TL99Little Ellingham
14/05/20241528TL99Rockland St Peter
10/05/2024228TL99Little Ellingham
10/05/2024328TL99Rockland St Peter
10/05/2024428TL99Rockland St Peter
06/05/2024627TM19Ashwellthorpe
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