Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae

0476 (ABH19.014) Acrolepia autumnitella, Curtis, 1838

KR01572

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The larvae produce large whitish or translucent blotches in leaves.

 

Pupates in a loose silken mesh attached to the underside of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-13mm
Foodplant(s): Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara), Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
Flying: Two generations, July and October-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 January to 14 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 06 September to 01 November

Similar Species
Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella

Local
Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5