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32.016 ~ 0696 ~ Agonopterix propinquella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout Britain, as far north as Renfrewshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at three widely separated sites in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,16-19mm.

Confusion species

A. subpropinquella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open grassy places.


Spear thistle and creeping thistle.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva first mines a leaf from the underside, it later feeds in a web under the leaf, making whitish blotches from above. Pupates in detritus or the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Male, confirmed by gen.det.