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02.00 (BF13)

Large Spring Jewel   Early Purple

Eriocrania semipurpurella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine.  Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first record for Dumfries & Galloway was of mines found on birch on the disused railway between Mossdale and Loch Skerrow, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th May 2012.  The first record for Dumfriesshire was of mines found in Castle Wood, Caerlaverock. on 8th May 2015.

6 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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