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Eriocraniidae

6 (Common Oak Purple), Eriocrania subpurpurella (Haworth, 1828)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species often fairly common to common at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Sometimes locally very common in deciduous woods and on heathery commons. Widely distributed. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-April to early May. Larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011)

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Crowborough, 08 v 2016 Photo: Charles Waters

Eriocrania subpurpurella (Haworth, 1828)

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Distribution map for Eriocrania subpurpurella

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