Morley’s Final Catalogue: On hemlock, so wanting on the boulder-clay. Not infrequent in the east: Bentley Woods, scarce round Ipswich (Pyett); at light there in November and April, Foxhall (Mly); Sotterly in April 1936 (Od), Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft, Gorleston.
Recent Status: Suffolk’s most recorded Agonopterix species. Primarily on lighter land.
Life Style: Single brooded and comes to light. The moth hibernates laying ova in spring on Conium Hemlock. The larvae feed on the seeds and pupate on the ground.
Identification: A small pale Agonopterix species with an intricate pattern unlike any other British species.
Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats