Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0696 (ABH32.016) Agonopterix propinquella, (Treitschke, 1835)

KR01721

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species is difficult to distinguish from A. subpropinquella and genital dissection is usually required for a definitive identification.

 

Pupates in leaf litter or in spun leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 16-19mm
Foodplant(s): Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense), Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Flying: One generation, September-July (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open grassy areas and waste ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 9 (3.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 April to 09 November

Similar Species
Normal form
Normal form
 Photo © David Griffiths


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
White, yellow, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5