The Moths of Suffolk
702 Agonopterix assimilella, (Treitschke, 1832)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : In a variety of habitats where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded, April to June

Larval foodplants : Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually common enough among broom; but here noted at only Brandon (]Rarrett) and on sugar at Staverton in 1937 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix nanatella
Agonopterix kuznetzovi
Agonopterix angelicella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval spinning between two stems - Norfolk (2006) © Rob Edmunds
Larval spinning along a stem - Norfolk (2006) © Rob Edmunds
Larva in spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Larva in spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman