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Eriocrania semipurpurella (Stephens, 1835) (Early Purple)

Date 2 May 2002
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Stage or state Larva
Record Summary Large blotch mines on Birch
Associated organism: in blotch mine living leaf of Betula pendula
Identification Notes: Feeding in early May.
Large blotch mine, not starting linear.
Larva whitish, head pale brown.
Projections on thoracic segments - absent.
Blackish spots on thoracic sgments - absent.
Pale brown anterior edge to 2nd thoracic segment - absent.
Small medial projections on abdominal segemnts 3-8 - absent.

The small mines may be a different species.

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