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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 top photo shows dorsal views of semipurpurella (right) and unimaculella (left) and ventral views of semipurpurella (left) and unimaculella (right). Note the strong rear projections of the head capsule of unimaculella.

Data: 20.v.2008, Fleet, Hants, VC15

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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