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0705 ~ Agonopterix umbellana
UK Status

Resident. Found locally throughout most of mainland Britain, except the far north of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at two sites in the west of the county, Commins Coch and Berwyn.

Wingspan :   M & F,19-24mm.

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Gorse and hairy greenweed.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a soft new shoot. Larva feeds amongst spun shoots. Pupates in detritus.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd Sept 2008, Commins Coch