0590 (ABH38.001) Perittia obscurepunctella, (Stainton, 1848)



General Information

This moth has rather indistinct markings and genital dissection is often necessary for conclusive identification.


The larvae produce a large brownish blotch mine with a central reddish spot.

Wingspan: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-May


Semi-open woodland habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in