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Roeslerstammia erxlebella
Copper Ermel

(Fabricius, 1787)447 / 13.002

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This lime-feeder was captured in Ipswich on 22 July 1898 (Pyett).

Recent Status: Found locally in woodland in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that flies from April to September. The larvae feed on Tilia and Betula but have also been found on Fagus and Acer plananoides. They pupate in a silken cocoon inside a turned down leaf edge. The pupal stage passes the winter.

Identification: The moth has coppery bronze forewings and a pale head, palps and legs. The hindwings are brown bronze. The dark antennae have a white band before the apex. The first instar larvae mine the leaf near the tip. They then feed exposed. More Info

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2021+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
09/10/2021+25TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
17/09/2021+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/06/2021+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
25/10/2020+26TL85 - Brockley/Alpheton
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: Two Generations. April to September
Foodplant:   Lime, Small-leaved Lime, Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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