Eriocrania sparrmannella

Family: Eriocraniidae

9     *     Eriocrania sparrmannella

Photographs: Leaf mine on Birch (Betula). July 2011

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight time: April-May, often day-flying near foodplant

Food plant: Birch (Betula)
Mine: June-August
A linear corridor abruptly widens into a large blotch with linear frass. The larva is white with a green gut-line

Similar: Eriocrania salopiella

Eriocrania sparrmannella

Eriocrania sparrmannella

Eriocrania sparrmannella, leaf mine on Birch
Inchigeela, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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