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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Common Oak Purple

Family: Eriocraniidae

RES: 2.001 B&F: 6

Verification Grade (Adult):

Verification Grade (Mine):

Common and widespread in Kent. Flies by day and often seen resting on trunks. Also comes to light.

Habitat: Oak woodland

Flight Season: April - May

Foodplant: Blotch mine on Oak leaves

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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Phenology

The graph below shows at which time of the year Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com.

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

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