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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-10mm.

Foodplant: Angelica and Hogweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491859186819972003
Year last recorded20132013200220132003
Number of records857171
Number of individuals437791
Unique positions45651
Unique locations45641
Adult records823171
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 38 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0713 Agonopterix angelicella 03
© David Ashton, 19 July 2016
0713 Agonopterix angelicella 02 reared ex larva on Angelica
© Dave Shenton
0713 Agonopterix angelicella 01
© Charlie Streets, June 24th 2010.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed, usually in small numbers, in vice-counties 61 to 63 with most records coming from the Rotherham and Doncaster districts.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Bishop Wood, 23.7.1997 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 14.7.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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