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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jul-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 8.5-11mm.

Foodplant: Umbellifers.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20042004
Number of records1122
Number of individuals24
Unique positions1122
Unique locations1122
Adult records36
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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Species Account

Similar species: 0688 Agonopterix heracliana.

For further information refer UK Moths.

Hill, L., 2016:

It can be distinguished from the commoner A. heracliana by the generally five brownish line in the cilia near the base of the hindwing where A. heracliana generally only has one.

Last updated: 16 May 2016


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