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.
Leafmine occurs on St John's Wort http://www.leafmines.co.uk/html/Lepidoptera/E.auroguttella4.htm
Where the larval food plant occurs.
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.
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.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015