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02.005 (BF10)

Yellow-headed Spring Jewel   Small Birch Purple

Eriocrania salopiella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine.

Life cycle

Mines: May-June.  Adults fly April-May.

Larval foodplant

Birch species.


The first definite record for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found on Betula in Hannaston Wood SSSI, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22nd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.  The first Dumfriesshire record was found at an unknown site by an unknown person sometime before 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

9 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2014

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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