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35.081 ~ 0731 ~ Eulamprotes atrella
UK Status

Resident. A local, but widespread species in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-13mm.

Confusion species

Eulamprotes immaculatella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


St. John's-wort or hairy St. John's-wort.

Lifestage data

Shoot and stem feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds inside shoots and stems. Pupa reddish-brown in a suboval case cut from a leaf of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd July 2012, Middletown