Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0689 (ABH32.019) Agonopterix ciliella, (Stainton, 1849)

KR01718

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


General Information

Although very similar to A.heracliana, this moth can be distinguished by the five brownish lines in the cilia near the base of the hindwing.

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

Wingspan: 19 -24 mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, August-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 40 (14.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 February to 09 November

Similar Species
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell


Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, Black, Yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5