Lep:Roeslerstammiidae
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13.002 Roeslerstammia erxlebella (Fabricius, 1787)
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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

Notes: The first instar larva mines the leaf and then can be found on the leaf. The larva has a brown head and constrictions between the abdominal segments (as shown),

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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