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

 

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.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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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

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Shalfleet (SZ48)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Cranmore (SZ38)1930-Lobb, JAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)01-Aug-1935-Wakely, SAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)12-Jul-1951-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Gurnard (SZ49)1969-Wakely, SAdult
Bouldnor (SZ39)11-Jun-1981oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Emmet, AM; Agassiz, DJLLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)21-Jun-2013oneBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)21-Jun-2013-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)23-Jun-2013-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)23-Jun-2013-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Newtown Ranges (SZ49)19-May-2014-Langmaid, John, M.R. Young & D.T. BiggsLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)19-May-2014-Langmaid, John, M.R. Young & D.T. BiggsLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)05-Jun-2014twoParsons, MS; Norriss, TJ; Davies, P et alLarval
Jersey Camp (SZ49)19-Aug-2015twoMerrifield, Ian Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU50)01-Jul-1978-J.R. Langmaid et al.Larval
North Solent NNR (SZ49)05-Jun-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHLarval
Botley Wood (SU50)02-Jul-1990oneDickson, RichardLarval
Park Shore, Beaulieu (SZ49)28-May-2014threeElliott, Brian Larval spinning
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-201512Johnstone, GrahamAdult
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-2015-Johnstone, GrahamAdult
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-201514Johnstone, GrahamAdult
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-201512Johnstone, GrahamAdult
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-201514Johnstone, GrahamAdult
North Solent NNR (SZ49)10-Jun-2015fourJohnstone, GrahamAdult

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