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32.008 ~ 0709 ~ Agonopterix liturosa ~ Large Purple Flat-body
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F,17-20mm.

Confusion species

A. conterminella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


St. John's wort spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva feeds amongst spun shoots. Pupates in detritus or the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 30th Aug 2014, Middletown