Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0692 (ABH32.015) Agonopterix subpropinquella, (Stainton, 1849)

KR01722

Normal form
Normal form
 Photo © David Griffiths
Normal form
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
f. rhodochrella
f. rhodochrella
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is easily confused with A. propinquella and genital dissection is usually required for a definitive identification.

 

There is some variation, with f. rhodochrella, for example, having a darker head and thorax and more distinct wing markings (see photos).

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

Wingspan: 16-22 mm
Foodplant(s): knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), thistles (Carduus spp.)
Flying: One generation, August-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open ground, hillsides, waste ground and roadside verges where foodplant found.

Regional Information

Recorded in 45 (16.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 February to 20 November

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


Adult:

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