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0447 ~ Roeslerstammia erxlebella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and locally common as far north as Gloucestershire and Yorkshire. Also recorded in northern Scotland and north Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from just one site in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Lime and birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva first mines, usually near the tip of a leaf, then feeds externally. Pupates in a white silken cocoon in a tuned down leaf edge.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd June 2012, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 3rd Aug 2013, Commins Coch