Eriocrania salopiella (Stainton, 1854)

small birch purple

Eriocrania salopiella: mine on Betula pubescens

Betula pubescens, Belgium, prov. Flemish Brabant, Averbode, Varkensbroek © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Eriocrania salopiella: mine on Betula pubescens

Betula pubescens, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Lanaken, de Hoefaert © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Eriocrania salopiella: exuvium of young larva

section from the previous picture: this exuvium of a young larva shows in this early stage the larva bears black spots.

Eriocrania salopiella mine

Betula pendula, Groeningse Berg

Eriocrania salopiella mine

same mine, detail

mine

Corridor, generally beginning in the neighbourhood of the midrib, rather gradually widening into a very large blotch. Frass in long threads. Pupation in the ground.

hostplants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.

phenology

Mines in mid-May (Hering, 1957a), May – June (Heath, 1976a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Prins & Steeman, 2011a).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from Ireland to Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

references

Bengtsson (2008a), Heath (1983a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a).

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