Agonopterix angelicella

    Alt Name
    Angelica Flat-body

    Wingspan 18 to 19 mm. The adults rest in a distinctive Depressariidae fashion, with one forewing almost completely overlapping the other.

    Identification difficulty

    In areas where the larval foodplants are plentiful.

    When to see it

    Adults are found on the wing between August and September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed, often gregariously, among spun leaves or shoots of angelica and hogweed. They can be found in May and June, the large spinnings quite conspicuous.

    UK Status

    Locally scattered throughout most of Britain. 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).

    32.032 BF713

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map