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Eriocrania sangii
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Eriocrania semipurpurella
Early Purple

(Stephens, 1835)13 / 2.007
Norfolk status
Birch woodland.
Leaf mines birch, forming a blotch mine.
Very similar to E. sangii requires reference to the genitalia.

(Note: Females cannot be determined via genitalia)

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or larval morphology

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/03/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/05/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
08/05/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 10-16 mm.
Flight: March and April
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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