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02.003 (BF8)

White-spotted Spring Jewel   White-spot Purple

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

Recording method

Flies in sunshine.

Life cycle

Mines: April-May in a blotch starting at the edge of a leaf. Adults: March-April.

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first record for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found on Betula at Torrs Warren, Wigtownshire, on 29th April 2011.

6 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2019 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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