Submitted by AJ Cann on Tue, 27/04/2021 - 11:55
    Eriocrania semipurpurella

    Now is a good time to look out for leaf mines on Birch leaves. More...

    There are six species of Eriocrania moths whose larvae form leaf mines in Birch leaves. The tiny adult moths are difficult to identify, but with good photographs the leaf mines caused by the larvae are easier. It’s worth checking birches during late April/May.  They are not uncommon, but still under-recorded - even dedicated leaf mines searchers forget about them! Now is the time to look.