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2.007 ~ 0013 ~ Eriocrania semipurpurella ~ Early Purple
UK Status

Resident. Fairly widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single record (2006) coming from Commins Coch in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-16mm.

Confusion species

Eriocrania sangii.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats with birch.



Lifestage data

Leaf-miner. Forms a blotch on the leaf. Pupa formed in a tough silken cocoon under the soil. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos