Eriocrania sparrmannella (Bosc, 1791)

mottled purple

Eriocrania sparrmannella: occupied mine on Betula pendula

Betula pendula, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 21.v.2018 © László Érsek

Eriocrania sparrmannella: occupied mine on Betula pendula

same leaf, underside

Eriocrania sparrmannella: occupied mine on Betula pendula

same leaf, lighted from behind

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

mine

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. One generation, the larva hibernates in the soil and pupates in early spring.

hostplants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula alleghaniensis, humilis, pendula, pubescens.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

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

larva

synonyms

Allochapmania, Chapmania, sparrmannella, sparmannella.

references

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).

mod 15.vii.2018