Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0297 (ABH15.016) Euspilapteryx auroguttella (=Eucalybites), Stephens, 1835

KR01145

Larval cone on St John's Wort
Larval cone on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larval cone on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Larval cone on St Johns Wort
Larval cone on St Johns Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has characteristic orange or yellow markings against a metallic grey ground colour.

 

The larvae initially produce a very twisted gallery and later form a contorted cone.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Perforate St John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), Slender St John's-wort (Hypericum pulchrum)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 29 (10.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 08 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 July to 16 November

Similar Species
f. quadruplella
f. quadruplella
 Photo © David Griffiths