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16.010 (BF435)

Brown Ash Ermel   

Zelleria hepariella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Hibernates in Yew, Juniper and other thick cover.

Life cycle

Larvae present June.  Adults present July-April.

Larval foodplants

Ash and occasionally Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Carsegowan Moss, Wigtownshire, on 26th June 2005, while the first for Dumfriesshire was of one beaten from juniper in the Tynron Juniper Wood on 28th July 2014.

8 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 2020 2016
16.010 Zelleria Hepariella
16.010 Zelleria Hepariella
16.010 Zelleria Hepariella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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