Paracrania chrysolepidella

Hazel Spring Jewel


Species Codes

B&F 7 RES 2.002

Other Names

Small Hazel Purple

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Species Account

A local species in Kent, but mines can be extremely abundant at some sites, creating distinctive blotches on the foodplant.


Woodland with foodplant


Larva feeds on Hazel (Corylus) and Hornbeam (Carpinus), making blotch mine at the edge of the leaf.

Record Verification

Grade 3 adults are hard to separate from other species, so photos showing all critical ID features will be required, or in some cases a voucher specimen (seek advice before releasing the moth).

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 Paracrania chrysolepidella (Small Hazel 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 Paracrania chrysolepidella (Small Hazel 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 Paracrania chrysolepidella (Small Hazel Purple) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

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