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32.011 ~ 0704 ~ Agonopterix scopariella
UK Status

Resident. Local in England and Wales as far north as Co. Durham, widespread in central Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at a few widely separated sites in the south of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,18-21mm.

Confusion species

A. atomella, A. heracliana, and A. subpropinquella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Broom and tree lupin.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva feeds amongst spun shoots. Pupates in detritus.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th Feb 2008, Commins Coch