The Moths of Suffolk
692 Agonopterix subpropinquella, (Stainton, 1849)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open ground such as hillsides, waste ground and roadside verges

Flight Period : Single-brooded, August to May, hibernating through the winter

Morley's Final Catalogue : Distributed over all the county. Copdock, Ipswich, Bramford; at Monks Soham light from 9 August through Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. and March up to 18 April (Mly); Southwold, Lowestoft, Gorleston. Mildenhall in 1931 (E. A. Elliott). with an additional entry as a separate species under D. rhodochrella - Considered to be distinct from the last kind by Bloomfield. Southwold in 1897 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix propinquella
Agonopterix scopariella
Agonopterix carduella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
7 76 23 100 69 30 7 7

Life history chart
imago imago imago imago larva larvapupa pupaimago imago imago imago imago

Further Photographs

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f. rhodochrella - Bawdsey, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
f. rhodochrella - VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (14.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Bawdsey Quay, Suffolk (1.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman
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Dunwich, Suffolk (22.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener