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32.032 ~ 0713 ~ Agonopterix angelicella ~ Angelica Flat-body
UK Status

Resident. A locally common species found throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two widely separated sites.

Wingspan :   M & F,15-19mm.

Confusion species

A. assimilella and A. astrantiae.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Damp and wet places.


Wild angelica, hogweed and milk parsley.

Lifestage data

Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva feeds, sometimes gregariously, in bunched leaves and shoots. Pupates in detritus or the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, July 2010, Middletown

Photo by DB, 22nd July 2012, Middletown