Depressariidae : Depressariinae
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Agonopterix heracliana
Common Flat-body
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Agonopterix scopariella
Broom Flat-body

(Heinemann, 1870)704 / 32.011

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Frequent in locations where the foodplant is found.

Life Style: A single brooded species that hibernates. It is night flying and comes to light. The larvae feed from spun terminal shoots or twigs on Cytisus or Lupinus arboreus. It pupates on the ground.

Identification: The moth is a pale ochreous shade variably spotted dark. It has a basal dash and central suffuse spot. The Agonopterix twin spots and two spots beyond are black and white similar to A. heracliana but not usually so large. The termen is weakly spotted. Some forms can be very similar to A. heracliana and in such cases genitalia dissection can separate them on the shape of the valves and its process. More Info

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/02/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/02/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 18-21 mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Broom, Tree lupin.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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