Eupteryx atropunctata

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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

    UK Map