Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Nov, overwinters with most Feb-Apr, recorded all months.
Foodplant: Umbellifers spp.
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.
|Year first recorded||1885||1999||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||252||47||598|
|Number of individuals||369||60||858|
For the region, we have a total of 598 records from 170 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
© Tom Morris
Similar species: 0689 Agonopterix ciliella.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Hill, L., 2016:
It can be distinguished from the scarce A. ciliella by the single brownish line in the cilia near the base of the hindwing where A. ciliella generally has five.
Last updated: 16 May 2016
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