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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Broom.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1996185918831883
Year last recorded2014201320152014
Number of records117106
Number of individuals112289
Unique positions87106
Unique locations87106
Adult records10214
Immature records1251

For the county, we have a total of 34 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.024 Agonopterix assimilella 06 ex larva on broom
© Andy Nunn
38.024 Agonopterix assimilella 05 larva on Broom
© Dave Shenton
38.024 Agonopterix assimilella 04 reared ex larva on broom
© Dave Shenton
38.024 Agonopterix assimilella 03 larva in spinning
© Dave Shenton
38.024 Agonopterix assimilella 02 larval spinning on Broom
© Dave Shenton
32.024 Agonopterix assimilella 01
© Charlie Streets, 8 Jun 2010

Species Account

Similar species: 0694 Agonopterix nanatella, 0713 Agonopterix angelicella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded usually abundant among broom, but not recorded from VC65.

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