Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0698 (ABH32.026) Agonopterix kaekeritziana, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR01757

East Chevington, Northumberland
East Chevington, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth very rarely comes to light but can be seen feeding after dark. It can be distinguished from A. pallorella and A. bipunctosa by the rusty orange streaked colouration of its forewings.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Wingspan: 19-23 mm
Foodplant(s): knapweeds (Centaurea spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Roadsides and other open grassy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 July to 03 October

Similar Species


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5