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32.03 ~ 0706 ~ Agonopterix nervosa
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at several sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F,16-22mm.

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Most habitats.


Broom, gorse, dyer's greenweed, petty whin and tree lupin.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds amongst spun shoots. Pupates in larval habitation or in detritus.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin