Agonopterix nanatella

Checklist Number
32.025 [B&F: 0694]

Record will normally be accepted but photo evidence may be required - check with CMR if not sure of identity


Authority:(Stainton, 1849)

Nationally scarce (Nb) on calcareous grassland in England, mainly in the south. Recorded in Hampshire in the literature, but details obscure, and from the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 1947. Wingspan 14-17 mm. Confusion species include A. carduella, in which the forewing is pinkish, with a pair of obliquely placed black dots in the disc at one-third, A. assimilella, in which the forewing has a row of terminal dark fuscous dots on the apex of the hindwing, and A. kuznetzovi , in which the forewing has a black dot on the dorsum near the base, and a terminal row of dark fuscous dots (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Carline Thistle, living and feeding within a spun or rolled leaf.

VC10 Isle of Wight

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Shanklin (SZ58)1856-IWGAdult
Bembridge Down (SZ68)1900-Victoria County Hist of Hants & IW 1900Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)1947oneK G BlairAdult
Bembridge & Culver Downs (SZ68)1974-Barry Goater-