Agonopterix yeatiana

Alternative names
Coastal Flat-body
Description

Wingspan c. 20 mm. One of several similar Agonopterix species – care is needed for species identification.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Areas where the larval foodplants occur.

When to see it

The adult moths fly from August onwards, and like several other Agonopterix species, hibernate over winter and may be found again during mild spells in spring.

Life History

The larvae feed on various umbelliferous plants, including Wild Carrot and Hemlock Water-dropwort.

UK Status

This species has a scattered but widespread distribution over a large part of the British Isles. In Ireland and Scotland it tends to be more coastal. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
32.035 BF714

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