The Moths of Suffolk
10 Eriocrania salopiella, (Stainton, 1854)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, probably over-looked

Habitats : Woodland containing birch

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late April to May

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEriocrania subpurpurellaEriocrania chrysolepidella
Eriocrania unimaculellaEriocrania sparrmannella
Eriocrania cicatricellaEriocrania sangii
Eriocrania semipurpurella
    Leaf-mineEriocrania unimaculella
Eriocrania sparrmannella
Eriocrania cicatricella
Eriocrania sangii
Eriocrania semipurpurella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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ID confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2006) © Neil Sherman

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Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Purdis Heath, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
Purdis Heath, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Close up of head - Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard
Close up of head - Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (16.v.2009) © A Prichard