Main: (Depressariidae / Depressariinae)
32.012 [B&F: 0703] Agonopterix atomella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) on rough grassland in southern England, from Dorset eastwards, as far north as Worcestershire and Cambridgeshire; apparently absent from the Midlands, but occurring again from Cheshire northwards to Northumberland; in Wales it has been recorded from Pembrokeshire and Monmouthshire (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1), a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action. In Hampshire the foodplant of this species is local and decreasing and the moth is correspondingly extremely rare; it has been recorded in the past from Botley Wood (1990), Needs Ore (1985) and Cranmore (1981). Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1969. Wingspan 18-21 mm. The most likely confusion species is A. scopariella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Dyer's Greenweed, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Botley Wood11001/07/1978Larval
Botley Wood11102/07/1990Larval
Cranmore10111/06/1981Larval
Cranmore1001930Adult
Freshwater10012/07/1951Adult
Gurnard1001969Adult
Jersey Camp10219/08/2015Adult
Newtown Meadows10021/06/2013Larval
Newtown Meadows10019/05/2014Larval
Newtown Meadows10205/06/2014Larval
Newtown Meadows10023/06/2013Larval
Newtown Meadows10023/06/2013Larval
Newtown Meadows10121/06/2013Larval
Newtown Ranges10019/05/2014Larval
Needs Ore11005/06/1985Larval
Beaulieu11328/05/2014Larval spinning
Parkhurst Forest (74/92/01)10008/1935Adult
Shalfleet (74/01)1001900Adult
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