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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949188319891972
Year last recorded2014201320142014
Number of records3411612
Number of individuals288616
Unique positions16849
Unique locations16849
Adult records348612
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 63 records from 37 sites. First recorded in 1883.


32.016 Agonopterix propinquella 02
© Ian Marshall, 19 Sep 2015
32.016 Agonopterix propinquella 01
© Ian Marshall, 14 Oct 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and fairly common, but not recorded from VC65.

Argus 54, 2007: This moth appears to have declined, with few records in recent years.


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