Agonopterix yeatiana

    Alt Name
    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map