Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0938 (ABH49.110) Agapeta zoegana, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR04271

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


General Information

This species is not as common as the similar species A. hamana.

 

The nominate form has a yellow ground colour whereas f. ferrugana has an orange-brown ground colour. Both forms have a distinctive brown ring at the wing-tip.


Wingspan: 15-25 mm.
Foodplant(s): Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 06 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell