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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Hemlock.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319721883
Year last recorded20142014201520142014
Number of records6221091584316
Number of individuals7672831974115
Unique positions661950124
Unique locations671843114
Adult records6191061534015
Immature records01100

For the county, we have a total of 948 records from 143 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.031 Agonopterix alstromeriana 03
© Andy Nunn
32.031 Agonopterix alstromeriana 04
© Dave Shenton
32.031 Agonopterix alstromeriana 02
© John Edwards
32.031 Agonopterix alstromeriana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 31 Jul 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and locally abundant throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Baldersby St. James, 15.5.1979 det. HEB (TAP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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