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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jul-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Knapweed and Thistles.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949185918831984
Year last recorded2014201120141984
Number of records301261
Number of individuals321051
Unique positions111061
Unique locations13961
Adult records301261
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 29 sites. First recorded in 1859.


32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquella 05
© David Ashton, 3 Apr 2017
32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquella 04
© Andy Nunn
32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquella 03
© Ian Marshall, 3 May 2015
32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquella 02
© Dave Williamson
32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquella 01
© Ian Marshall, 6 Apr 2014

Species Account

Similar species: 0688 Agonopterix heracliana, 0703 Agonopterix atomella, 0704 Agonopterix scopariella and examination of genitalia is advised.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, common in August 1949 (Michaelis, 1951), August and September 1952 (HNM coll.).
VC62. Scarbrorough; York )Stainton, 1859b; Redcar by JS (Porritt, 1883-86); Appletree Village, York, 18.9.1986 (MRB).
VC63. Doncaster by WW (Porritt, 18811-86).

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