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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 6.5-9.5mm.

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.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188519991885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records25247598
Number of individuals36960858
Unique positions957204
Unique locations796170
Adult records23446560
Immature records6114

For the region, we have a total of 598 records from 170 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0688 Agonopterix heracliana 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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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