The Moths of Suffolk
12 Eriocrania sangii, (Wood, 1891)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Common in the Sandlings, maybe over-looked elsewhere

Habitats : Woodland containing birch

Flight Period : Single-brooded; March to April

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Dunwich in April 1937, by Dr. Whittingham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEriocrania subpurpurellaEriocrania chrysolepidella
Eriocrania unimaculellaEriocrania sparrmannella
Eriocrania salopiellaEriocrania cicatricella
Eriocrania semipurpurella
    Leaf-mineEriocrania unimaculella
Eriocrania sparrmannella
Eriocrania salopiella
Eriocrania cicatricella
Eriocrania semipurpurella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2003) © Neil Sherman

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Mine on birch - Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (28.iv.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (28.iv.2009) © A Prichard