Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0695 (ABH32.031) Agonopterix alstromeriana, (Clerck, 1759)

KR01730

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


General Information

This is a quite distinctive member of the Depressariinae.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Wingspan: 17-19 mm
Foodplant(s): Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Flying: One generation, August-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Roadsides, waste ground, marshes and river sides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 96 (35.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 January to 26 December



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, grey, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5