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Zelleria hepariella
Brown Ash Ermine Stainton, 1849
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk.

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: July - April (overwinters)
Foodplant:   Ash.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very rare and local with us; on ash. Unobserved since it was taken at Leiston before 1890 (Grey).

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that hibernates as adult. They can be found from July to April.
The larvae feed from a silken web on the terminal leaves of Fraxinus and Ligustrum vulgare. They pupate in a dense white cocoon on a leaf or in the web.

Identification: An easily recognised narrow brown winged species with a declined posture at rest.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
18/03/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/03/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
19/03/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
03/07/2015+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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