Euspilapteryx auroguttella

    Alternative names
    Gold-dot Slender, Eucalybites auroguttella

    Wingspan 9 to 10 mm. The attractive adult has orange or yellow markings against a metallic grey ground colour, and white tips to the dark antennae.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    ID guidance

    Where the larval food plant occurs.

    When to see it

    There are two generations, moths being on the wing in May and August. The flight time is evening onwards, and sometimes it can be attracted to light.

    UK Status

    A fairly common and well-distributed species throughout much of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map