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32.015 ~ 0692 ~ Agonopterix subpropinquella ~ Ruddy Flat-body
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain except the far north of Scotland where it tends to be more local and uncommon.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at three sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,16-22mm.

Confusion species

A.propinquella, A. cadruella, A. assimilella and A. kuznetzovi.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly open habitats.


Common & greater knapweed, spear & creeping thistle & greater burdock.

Lifestage data

Leaf mining/spinning. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva initially mines, then rolls a leaf into a tube & feeds within, later feeds in a web under a leaf. Pupates in detritus.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin