The Moths of Suffolk
447 Roeslerstammia erxlebella, (Fabricius, 1787)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to Jun and mid-July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Lime (Tilia), especially Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) or birch (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This lime-feeder was captured in Ipswich on 22 July 1898 (Pyett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRoeslerstammia pronubella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

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Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (10.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener