Lep:Roeslerstammiidae
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13.002 Roeslerstammia erxlebella (Fabricius, 1787)
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it pupates in a rolled leaf edge

 

Food Plant: Tilia (Lime), especially T.cordata (Small-leaved Lime) or Betula (Birch) spp

Egg: On the upper side of a leaf, close to a margin.

Mine: July, September - October

Pupa: In a cocoon at the edge of the rolled down leaf (as shown).

Notes: The first instar larva mines the leaf and then can be found on the leaf. Note the mine of Bucculatrix thoracella below the rolled leaf edge.

Data: 10.x.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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