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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed and Thistles.

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 recorded201019992010
Number of records651132
Number of individuals641130
Unique positions35172
Unique locations33168
Adult records48198
Immature records306

For the region, we have a total of 132 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0692 Agonopterix subpropinquella 02
© Paul Harris
0692 Agonopterix subpropinquella 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

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