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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188318831883
Year last recorded20141883201220142006
Number of records1434152
Number of individuals1301171
Unique positions83482
Unique locations93482
Adult records1301141
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 38 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.026 Agonopterix kaekeritziana 02
© Ian Marshall, 10 Jul 2017
32.026 Agonopterix kaekeritziana 01
© Ian Marshall, 19 Aug 2013

Species Account

Similar species: Most likely to be confused with 0699 Agonopterix bipunctosa and 0700 Agonopterix pallorella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded widely and fairly commonly with records from all five vice-counties.

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