Eupteryx atropunctata


Length 3.5 mm, The yellow ground colour is tinted greenish rather than orange, and the dark streaks on the forewings are not as developed as they are in the generally larger E. aurata, which is otherwise very similar. Other distinguishing features are the antennal bases, which are relatively far back (level with the eye rather than with the front edge of the eye) and the spots on the pronotum, which are generally smaller and with a more definite bi-lobed shape.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Can only be identified by examination of internal genital structure. 


Found primarily on mallow, potato and sage.

When to see it

Adult: May to October.

UK Status

A local species found across central and southern England.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
01/08/2019 (Higgott, Mike)
Last record:
01/08/2019 (Higgott, Mike)

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