The Moths of Suffolk
7 Eriocrania chrysolepidella, Zeller, 1851

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; April

Larval foodplants : Hornbeam (Carpinus) and Hazel (Corylus avellana), mining the leaves

Records : Wolves Wood (A Prichard, 9.v.2004 & 28.iv.2009)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEriocrania subpurpurellaEriocrania unimaculella
Eriocrania sparrmannellaEriocrania salopiella
Eriocrania cicatricellaEriocrania sangii
Eriocrania semipurpurella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Mine on hornbeam - Wolves Wood, Suffolk (28.iv.2009) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Close up of head - Wolves Wood, Suffolk (28.iv.2009) © A Prichard
Wolves Wood, Suffolk (28.iv.2009) © A Prichard