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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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th Feb 2008, Commins Coch