Agonopterix alstromeriana

    Alt Name
    Brown-spot Flat-body
    Description

    Wingspan 17-20 mm. Fairly unmistakable combination of large black costal blotch with adjacent rusty red elongate mark and prominent apical dots.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Areas where foodplant (Hemlock) is found including roadsides, waste ground, marshes and river sides.

    When to see it

    August to April.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the flowers and leaves of Hemlock (Conium maculatum) between May and July.

    UK Status

    Reasonably common over most of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    32.031 BF695

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map