Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Common Spring Jewel


Species Codes

B&F 6 RES 2.001

Other Names

Common Oak Purple

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Species Account

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


Oak woodland


Blotch mine on Oak leaves

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Grade A records of leafmines can be accepted without the need to see the actual leaf or a good photo.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (Common Oak Purple) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

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