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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Oct.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Broom, Gorse and Greenweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201320142013
Number of records22225323311
Number of individuals241433111322
Unique positions27188174
Unique locations29188184
Adult records22123283110
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 323 records from 77 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0706 Agonopterix nervosa 03
© Andy Nunn
0706 Agonopterix nervosa 02
© Damian Money
0706 Agonopterix nervosa 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and common to abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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