Nepticulidae

0042 (ABH4.078) Ectoedemia septembrella (=Fomoria), (Stainton, 1849)

KR00254

Leaf mine on St John's Wort
Leaf mine on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on St John's Wort
Leaf mine on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has a coarsely-scaled appearance.


Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): Perforate St John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 01 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 25 June to 04 December

Similar Species
Mine on Sallow
Mine on Sallow
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Buckthorn
Leaf mine on Buckthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Yellow, Green, Brown