Euspilapteryx auroguttella Stephens, 1835
Hypericum perforatum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Jemelle © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Hypericum perforatum, Meinweg, Duin en Kruisberg
Hypericum hirsutum, St. Gerlach; initial galleries
Hypericum perforatum, France, dép. Bouches-du_Rhône, La Ciotat © Hélène Dumas: vacated mine with exuvium
The mine begins as an, occasionally quite long, lower-surface epidermal corridor. Its last section is widened into a blotch. Only then the larva begins to consume parenchymatous tissue and to line the inside of the mine with silk. The upper surface of the mine turns orange brown, and the leaf folds itself around the mine. Frass in a clump in a corner of the mine. In the end the larva leaves its mine, and then lives free in a leaf tip that has been folded downwards; here also the cocoon is made.
Hypericum adenotrichum, cerastoides, elegans, hircinum, hirsutum, humifusum, maculatum, montanum, olympicum, perforatum, tetrapterum.
Larvae in June and September – October (Emmet ao, 1985a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Calybites, Eucalybites, auroguttella.
Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Brown (1947a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Hering (1921a, 1924b), Huber (1969a), Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Jaworski (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a), Michna (1975a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Triberti & Braggio (2011a), Zoerner (1969a).