Eriocrania sparrmannella (Bosc, 1791)

mottled purple

Eriocrania sparrmannella mine

Betula pubescens, Belgium, prov. Brabant wallon, Rixensart, le Carpu © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Eriocrania sparrmannella mine

Betula pendula, Hilversum

Eriocrania sparrmannella mine

Betula pendula, Overveen


Corridor, generally starting not far from the midrib, at a conspicuous, yellowish oviposition scar, suddenly and somewhat angular widening into a full depth blotch. Often the corridor is overtaken by the blotch, but it remains recognisable in the frass pattern. Frass in long threads. Pupation in the ground.


Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula alleghaniensis, humilis, pendula, pubescens.


Mines in mid-June (Hering, 1957a), June – August (Heath, 1983a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, except the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula, and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Allochapmania, Chapmania, sparrmannella, sparmannella.


Ahr (1966a), Bengtsson (2008a), Buhr (1935a, 1964a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Haase (1942a), Heath (1983a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1927b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kozlov, van Nieukerken, Zverev & Zvereva (2013a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchklein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Nowakowski (1954a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1959a), Zoerner (1969a).


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