Main: (Eriocraniidae / Eriocraniinae)
02.002 [B&F: 0007] Paracrania chrysolepidella (Zeller, 1851)


Local in woodland, hedgerows and scrub in southern England and also the Burren in Ireland. In Hampshire very local in deciduous woodland, particularly from Botley Wood in the 1970s, but there have been no mainland records for over a decade. A first record from the Isle of Wight in 2020 was therefore a surprise. Wingspan 9-13 mm. Very similar to E. cicatricella from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Hornbeam and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Shanklin (SZ58)02-Apr-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU51)20-Apr-1974oneAppleton, DMAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)28-Mar-1976-Langmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)28-Mar-197620Dickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)04-Apr-1976-Langmaid, JohnAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)11-Apr-1976-Langmaid, JohnAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)15-Apr-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)15-Apr-1976oneDickson, RJ; Appleton, DMAdult
Itchen Abbas (SU52)04-Jun-1976-Ffennell, DWHMine (vacated)
Hen Wood, East Meon (SU62)15-May-1988-Langmaid, JohnMine
Chilling Copse, Warsash (SU50)20-May-1994oneLangmaid, JR; Potts, PMMine (vacated)
Wickham Common (SU51)08-Apr-2000oneDickson, RichardAdult
Crab Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)05-May-2007-Langmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungMine (vacated)
Crab Wood NR (SU42)30-May-2008-Green, David G Larval
VC12 North Hampshire
Abbotstone Down (SU53)01-Jun-1993-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Hoare, RJBMine (vacated)
Church Crookham (SU75)24-May-2003fourEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)26-Apr-2004oneEdmunds, RDAdult

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