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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Common Spring Jewel (Haworth, 1828)
Eriocraniidae
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Photo © Terry Box, 1 May 2010,  SE4762:Aldwark Wood, VC62

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Wingspan: 9-14 mm.
Flight: March, April, May
Foodplant:   Oak also Sweet Chestnut.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A

Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and usually common among oak throughout all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): A very common spring species in oak woods where it can be seen flying on sunny mornings and also coming to light. The larvae form brownish blotches on the edges of oak leaves from May onwards. This species must be present in every oak wood in the county.

Verification Grade Comment: Potential confusion with weevil mines.

Recorded in 151 (76%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2023+64SE26 - Ripley / Summerbridge
29/06/2023+65SE28 - Bedale
23/06/2023+65SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
07/06/2023+64SE07 - Middlesmoor
06/06/2023163SE50 - Doncaster
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