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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: St. John's-wort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2012186818831972
Year last recorded2012201320132014
Number of records17810
Number of individuals11711
Unique positions1776
Unique locations1776
Adult records17810
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 26 records from 21 sites. First recorded in 1868.


0709 Agonopterix liturosa 02
© Dave Williamson
0709 Agonopterix liturosa 01
© Charles Fletcher 10 Aug 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough (Wilkinson, 1868); Saltburn, August, 1886 (Porritt, 1887b); Pickering, Warthill, Buttercrambe, Bossall (AS coll.).

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