Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0688 (ABH32.018) Agonopterix heracliana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01736

Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Confirmed by Dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
Confirmed by Dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Confirmed by Dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
Confirmed by Dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whiteleye, Monmouthsire. In house, 30th December 2017.
Whiteleye, Monmouthsire. In house, 30th December 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is quite easily confused with other Agonopterix species and genital dissection is usually necessary for a definitive identification.

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

Wingspan: 15-21mm
Foodplant(s): Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvetris), Rough Chervil (Chaerophyllum temulentum), umbellifers (Apium spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 58 (21.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 January to 14 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
North Broomhill
North Broomhill
 Photo © Ian Fisher


Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, black, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5