Pterophoridae: Agdistinae

1488 (ABH45.001) Agdistis bennetii, (Curtis, 1833)



General Information

Distinctive resting posture. Coastal saltmarshes, occasional wanderers can be found inland.

Unlike the other members of the Pterophoridae, the Agdistinae have forewings which are not cleft or separated into 'plumes' UKmoths

Wingspan: 24-30mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and July-September
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 July to 10 August