The Moths of Suffolk
297 Eucalybites auroguttella, (Stephens, 1835)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland, fens, hedgerows and roadside verges

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Perforate St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) or Slender St John''s Wort (Hypericum pulchrum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually common among Hypericum. Southwold in 1897 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCalybites phasianipennella

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bred from cone - Wolves Wood, Suffolk (viii.2013) © P Bryant

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Larval cones on St John's Wort - Tattingstone, Suffolk (1.vi.2005) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval cones on St John's Wort - Tattingstone, Suffolk (1.vi.2005) © A Prichard