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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Throughout the year, most Feb-Apr and July-Oct.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Umbellifers spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19481859188318831883
Year last recorded20142015201520152015
Number of records1113270303236237
Number of individuals3519375496326356
Unique positions675657429
Unique locations695459439
Adult records1113267298212236
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 2159 records from 234 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.018 Agonopterix heracliana 02 larva
© Dave Shenton
32.018 Agonopterix heracliana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Aug 2001

Species Account

Similar species: 0692 Agonopterix subpropinquella, 0703 Agonopterix atomella, 0704 Agonopterix scopariella and examination of genitalia is advised.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common throughout all five vice-counties.

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