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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-Sep, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 10-11mm.

Foodplant: Gorse, Greenweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded190418591972
Year last recorded200420132011
Number of records5127
Number of individuals5126
Unique positions575
Unique locations575
Adult records5127
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Syn. A. ulicetella.

Similar species: The more striated form of 0706 Agonopterix nervosa.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt gave the status of this moth as 'probably common everywhere', but records do not bear this out.

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