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22.001 (BF448)

Northern Ermel   

Atemelia torquatella
Adult: 3
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mine: August-March.  Mine is a blotch, the larva sometimes feeding outside it under a loose silk web beneath the mined leaf.  Adults June-July.

Larval foodplants

Birch species


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found of larvae found at Penpont, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd August 1975 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was of a leaf-mine found in Mabie Forest on 22nd September 2001.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2001 1975
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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