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0688 ~ Agonopterix heracliana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, recorded across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,15-21mm.

Confusion species

A.  ciliella, A. cnicella, A. scopariella, A. capreolella and A. curvipunctosa.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Most habitats.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva rolls a leaflet into a tube from which it feeds, several tubes may be made, also feeds on flowers. Pupates in detritus.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st July 2009, Llanfyllin