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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142013201420142014
Number of records21534446731
Number of individuals326456517966
Unique positions492431248
Unique locations492225247
Adult records21432416430
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 391 records from 127 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.110 Agapeta zoegana 05
© Andy Nunn
49.110 Agapeta zoegana 04
© Dave Shenton
49.110 Agapeta zoegana 03 f. ferrugana and nominate
© Terry Box, 4 Aug 2012
49.110 Agapeta zoegana 02 f. ferrugana
© Dave Williamson, 8 Aug 2010
49.110 Agapeta zoegana 01
© Ian Marshall, 12 Jul 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Also widespread and recorded from all five vice-counties but less common than A. hamana (Linnaeus). The f. ferrugana (Haworth) occurs infrequently.

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