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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun

Forewing: 6.5-9.5mm.

Foodplant: Broom.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded192919941929
Year last recorded200719942007
Number of records7116
Number of individuals228
Unique positions5112
Unique locations7116
Adult records102
Immature records216

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1929.


0702 Agonopterix assimilella 04 adult ex larva
© Jenny Seawright
0702 Agonopterix assimilella 03 larva on Broom
© Jenny Seawright
0702 Agonopterix assimilella 02 spun stems on Broom
© Jenny Seawright
0702 Agonopterix assimilella 01 reared ex larva on Broom
© Dave Shenton

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