Agonopterix heracliana agg.

Description

Agonopterix heracliana is one of a group of very similar looking species. Identification can be difficult. Confusion with Agonopterix ciliella is particularly likely.  Separation of these two species is possible based on the hindwing (see individual species pages).  Where this has not taken place records should be added to the aggregate page.

Identification difficulty

as an aggregate

Recording advice

Agonopterix heracliana is one of a group of very similar looking species. Identification can be difficult. Confusion with Agonopterix ciliella is particularly likely.  Separation of these two species is possible based on the hindwing (see individual species pages).  Where this has not taken place records should be added to the aggregate page.

Habitat

Gardens, waste ground, woodland edges and a wide range of other habitats.

When to see it

This moth can be found on the wing any time from September through to April.

Life History

The larvae spin the leaves of a variety of umbelliferous plants, occurring between May and July.

UK Status

The aggregate of these species is common throughout most of Britain with Agonopterix heracliana being the most common of the individual species.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent as an aggregate in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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