Roeslerstammiidae

0447 (ABH13.002) Roeslerstammia erxlebella, (Fabricius, 1787)

KR01030

 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This species has a metallic-gold forewing with a purplish-bronze tinge to the area around the base of the forewings when fresh. The antennae have a white mark close to the tip. The head is yellow.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-14mm
Foodplant(s): lime (Tilia spp.), Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 May to 19 September



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5