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16.01 ~ 0435 ~ Zelleria hepariella ~ Brown Ash Ermine
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found in a few scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly on calcareous soils.



Lifestage data

Web forming. Eggs 0n the foodplant. Larva lives in a thick silken web spun between the leaf tips. Pupates in a dense white cocoon attached to a leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th Mar 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 2nd Oct 2011, Morben ISAF