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02.004 (BF9)

Splendid Spring Jewel   Mottled Purple

Eriocrania sparrmannella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine.

Life cycle

Mine: June-August.  Adults fly April-May.

Larval foodplant

Birch species.


The first record for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21st May 1979 by Sir Arthur Duncan (specimen now at National Museums Scotland)  The first for Dumfriesshire was netted in Duncow Woods on 21st April 2014.

7 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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