Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Haworth, 1828)
common oak purple
Heemstede, 29.vii.2017 © Laurens van der Linde: imago
Quercus petraea, Hongarije, Kimle, 5.v.2016 © László Érsek
occupied mine, lighted from behind
larve in opened mine
20.v.2016, larva dorsal
head and thorax, dorsaal
abdomen end, dorsal
Quercus robur, Aalten, 24.v.2002
Quercus robur, Scharlakenbos, 10.v.2010 © Kees Boele
Quercus robur, Hilversum, 5.v.2005: young mine
Oviposition within the leaf tissue, some 2 mm away from the leaf margin. The mine begins as a narrow corridor of c. 5 mm, largely filled with granular frass. This corridor abruptly widens into a large, dirty-whitish, full depth blotch that lies against the leaf margin and usually runs over the previous corridor. Frass here in long threads. Often several larvae in a mine after fusion of the original solitary mines. Pupation in the ground. When the mines are made the foliage still is very tender, and the mines quickly wither away; they cannot be found later in summer. Probably for he same reason the oviposition site almost always is a small hole.
Mines May – June (Heath, 1976a). The larva hibernates in the soil, in a detritus-covered cocoon, and pupates in the spring.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); pictures in Schmid.
Eriocrania subpurpurella; Dyseriocrania fastuosella (Zeller, 1839).
Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson (2008a), Borkowski (2003a), Buhr (1935a, 1936a, 1964a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale,Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Haase (1942a), Heath (1983a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1934a, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (2012a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (2004a), Robbins (1991a), Schmid (2019a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1959a), Ureche (2010a).