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2.007 Eriocrania semipurpurella (Stephens, 1835)
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dorsal view
ventral view


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: April - May

Notes: The largest and commonest of the Eriocraniidae. The larva of semipurpurella (right) is compared to that of Eriocrania unimaculella (left). Note the differences in size and the longer rear projections of the head capsule of unimaculella. The larvae are shown in dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) view.

Data: 18.v.2008, Fleet, Hants, VC15

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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