Roeslerstammia erxlebella (Fabricius, 1787)

copper ermel

on Betula, Tilia

Roeslerstammia erxlebella: mine on Tilia spec.

Tilia x europaea, Assen, Amelterbos © Ben van As


Oviposition at the leaf upperside. Mine a short, irregular, full depth corridor, always at the leaf margin, generally in the tip of the leaf. Frass broadly scattered. The older larva lives free on the leaf.


Betulaceae, Malvaceae, narrowly polyphagopus

Betula; Tilia cordata, x europaea.

Rarely on Acer pseudoplatanus (Hering, 1957a).


Larvae in July and September-October (Agassiz, 1996a; Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE picture (Ben van As, 2017).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe without Ireland, the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Bontsema, Bot & Kuchlein (2017a), Buhr (1964a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso ao (2012a), Hering (1957a), Hirowatari, Tsuchiya & Kobayashi (2012a), Huemer (2012a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2010a), Kurz & Embacher (2012a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 17.ii.2018