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2.007 Eriocrania semipurpurella (Stephens, 1835)
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Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: April - May

Notes: The largest and commonest of the Eriocraniidae. The mine starts at or near the leaf edge and then widens into a blotch. The young larva has a dark head and sclerotizations on the prothorax (as shown). As the larva matures it loses these dark markings (see mature larva in mine).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 13

Data: 01.v.2009, Fleet, Hants

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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