Acrolepia autumnitella: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

View the NBN Atlas Map

19.014 BF476
Acrolepia autumnitella

Curtis, 1838

Wingspan 11-13 mm.

A small inconspicuous species, distributed mainly in the southern half of England, with a few scattered records further north, although it is probably overlooked.

The larvae mine the leaves of bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara) or occasionally deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), forming large whitish or translucent blotches.

The pupa is formed in a cocoon fashioned from a network of silk.

The adults generally emerge in two generations, firstly in July and then in October, the second brood overwintering in this stage.
back to top