Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Roeslerstammia erxlebella

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. Pupation below a folded leaf margin.

host plants

Betulaceae, Malvaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Acer platanoides, pseudoplatanus; Betula pendula; Carpinus betulus; Tilia cordata, x europaea, platyphyllos.


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), Baraniak (1990a), 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), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2019a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Roweck & Savenkov (2007a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steeman & Sierens (2022a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 1.iii.2023