Lep:Eriocraniidae
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2.007 Eriocrania semipurpurella (Stephens, 1835)
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larva in mine

 

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 larva still has dark sclerotizations of the head and prothorax (which it loses as it matures).

Data: 29.iv.2009, Ipswich, Suffolk, VC25

Image:© Tony Prichard

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